How old is your son? Nothing is definite.... Only time will tell as far as his continuing to hear voices. Now, concerning sleep away camp. Is he able to function in social settings? If his condition still allows him to carry on, pretty much, normally with his life's affairs, I would say yes...go to camp. Also, get the opinion of the Doctor and, most importantly, ask your son. Best Wishes. View Thread
Is your DR. a GP or a Psychiatrist? Doesn't sound to me like she knows what she dealing with. I've been through 5 differant Doctors and found one that has a clue. Don't give up and keep searching. Also, go ahead and scream. I do it all the time. I go in a closet now with a pillow (ever since the neighbors called the police on me).View Thread
You are talking to someone now! I don't know where you live, but you can contact NAMI. They can point you in the right direction to get some help. I understand how your feeling. I live life one day at a time. My goal is just to get through today. Try to get yourself into that mind set. Alot of Doctors are worthless, but there are some good ones. NAMI can help you find resources that CAN help. Keep posting on this website and others will respond. In the mean time I'm listening.View Thread
Maybe, just maybe, you could have Delusional Psychosis, but that can only be determined by a psychiatrist. Paranoid Schizophrenia usually is accompanied with bizarre delusions and hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren't real). Thinking people are watching your house is not bizarre because it is possible. A bizarre delusion would be more like you think aliens from another planet are controlling your mind. The bottom line is I'm not a Doctor. If you want to read up on it, you can look at the Merck Manual (it's also known, amoung clinicians, as the DSM).View Thread
Take your prescribed meds and see if it helps. If they don't help, go back and see the Doctor again. The problem with psych meds is they're hit or miss. Sometimes it takes a little tinkering with amount and type. It took about 1/2 a year for my Doctor to find the right combo for me. Best Wishes.View Thread
Well, it doesn't sound like a serious mental illness. If you've tried talking to her and are not getting results, then perhaps you could look into family counseling. Everybody has to deal with changes as we grow older and some people can experience difficulties at certain stages. She may be acting strange, but from what you described, it isn't bizarre (e.g. being controlled by aliens, seeing or hearing things that aren't there). Try consulting a family therapist. Best wishes.View Thread
Woke up at 1 a.m. confused. Not sure who I was talking to. Just wantede to go outside and scream HELP at the stars, but couldn't do it. Neighbors call the police, they take me downdown. Big mess, costs me money. No one deserves this, but what is, is.View Thread
Having a mental illness doesn't include the years of training needed to diagnose. Sounds like there's some pathology there, but you've got to let someone with letters after their name determine what it is. If your daughter might be willing to talk to someone, half the battle is over. I wish I could be of more help, but remember you're asking the cow that thinks it's a chicken. Best wishes to you.View Thread
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