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In schizophrenia, are people aware that their hallucinations ARE NOt REAL or are they convinced of their reality? Is it a sign of schizophrenia if a person is hallucinating but is actually aware of it (so he knows that he is hearing voices that do not exist)
THanks for your input!
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Memory problems after going to war

I don't know exactly what my husband has, so I don't know what thread to put this in.
Before going to Iraq, my husband had a freakishly good memory- as in, he has honestly memorized the encyclopedia, remembered phone numbers of kindergarten friends, etc. Then he went to Iraq and blew a lot of stuff up. Now he can't remember anything. Not just the normal stuff that women joke about men forgetting- he doesn't forget ...
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Did any of you reigister in high school or colledge for a 504 plan. Was it worth it. I know i wont be able to attend every class, seeing as how they are still working on medication, i still cant sleep at night. Sometimes it makes me depressed sometimes it makes me feel superior, although in many of our cases is true it doesnt make it right. Does anyone have any life experience with a ...
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First time poster&reader ~ A letter of frustration and hopes

Hey, just thought I would post a litte note here. I have been diagnosed with borderling personality disorder, and I have recently ended a 4 month treatment program and I am now currently in a follow up group therapy that is a hour an a half each week.

I am sick of feeling all so insecure about life and all. Seems I never get to talk to people like I "want to". I feel a ...
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little problem...

i feel drained, depleted and numb.

not really wanting to die but not wanting to go on in life...

odd how one moment we can sit down with a pint and smoke and feel completly relaxed and almost happy, untill reallity kicks in and all becomes sober and dark again :(

i feel like i have no feelings, i never loved and i dont know if i ...
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Really scared!


I really don’t know if I can go on like this.

For the past 10 years my life has been a struggle. I am now having continual thoughts of ending it all, although prevented so far by the love of my mother and sister.

I had a relatively happy childhood, was very ougoing with lots of friends, although maybe a bit of a 'worrier'. Around the age of 13 my father died after a ...
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please help me im 14 year old female and i need advise
i dont like hugging people or touching people,
i like to hurt people
i've got an anger problem,
if people annoy me i want to kill them
if someone told me to smash a window i'll do it (i'm very impulsive)
i cant explain my emotions
i have trouble getting words out
every day is a battle with frustration
i dont understand other ...
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Positive account on mental illness

Don't know about you folk but I find it a bit of a struggle. Doesn't help reading or hearing about others sometimes. Find some books by people are real depressing or else there by 'folk' who know it all (professionals even!)

Have any of you read The Naked Bird Watcher by Suzy Johnston - found it it a real good positive story about what it is like and how she got to grips with it. ...
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I am not alone...


Just signed up for this. My fiancee has be badgering me for ages to get online and talk to people about my problems, especially as they might be around in the middle of the night (UK time) when she's rather be asleep!

I have an anxiety problem. It hampers me sometimes, particularly to do with travelling or flying, but in general it just makes my life frustrating. I seem to be scared of everything. ...
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http://healthinmind.com/english/glossar ... /PSYCHOTIC
for more imformation.

Adjustment disorders are behavioral or emotional problems that start within 3 months after the onset of a stressor and end within 6 months after the stressor is removed. If the stressor continues, the problems may also continue and still be classified as an adjustment disorder.

Affect is displayed emotion. A person with flat affect does not ...
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