Also found in people with biopolar. First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupil by: Angela at August 31, PM. I have had three severe schizophrenic psychotic episodes in the last 15 years. Partially the first two were explained by lack of or too little thyroxine prescribed following a thyroidectomy for Graves' Disease hypothyroid psychosis or myxoedemic psychosis First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupil little recorded but known ofwhich was since well-managed with thyroxine replacement and no ongoing drugs required on leaving hospital, but the most recent had apparently no cause at all.
Recently I read that schizophrenic episodes in recurring patients were related to a hypersensitivity to dopamine in the brain, which I had not heard about before, except in the context of an article in the first UK edition of Psychologies magazine in reference to high dopamine levels being produced in the initial stages of attraction to someone Dr.
Helen Fisher, Rutgers University, New Jersey - anthropologist and that MRI imaging showed dopamine flooding into the receptive areas of the brain in couples in love when shown a picture of each other.
Later after reading about dopamine and schizophrenia, I was able to see exactly what the trigger for my own schizophrenia is - I have never had a relationship, but have on a number of occassions experienced strong unrequited crushes on men, and instead of feeling happy and euphoric at being attracted to someone, feelings which I have never experienced at all, I felt invariably afraid, paranoid, angry, upset, irrational and spent most of the duration of the attraction until I never saw the person again withdrawn and awkward - and the three psychotic episodes requiring hospitalisation and drug treatment coincided with the unrequited infatuations I felt strongest and could not avoid seeing in person because they were work colleagues or co-students.
If it is true that First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupil seeing the person to whom you are attracted produces dopamine, then in myself where dopamine is the most likely cause of psychotic episodes which I have noticed emerging mental images again on other occassions being attracted to someone, which fade after time if I do not First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupil the person againthen for me the trigger is 'falling in love' where so far I have been unreciprocated in my imagined feelings and emotions and mental images which are created.
As I have not yet experienced mutual attraction or what my reaction would be if a relationship actually developed, I have to resign myself to the fact that I only need to feel attracted to someone to trigger off a chain reaction leading possibly to mental and auditory hallucinations, suggestible, destructive and irrational behaviour, and suicidal feelings - even hospitalisation.
The rest of the time I am not attracted to anybody, I'm fine - I work and study full-time and fully function as a single parent, my souvenir from a drunken episode on First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupil - which was not connected to any feelings of attraction or psychotic thoughts at all. But alcohol on occassion has also stimulated irrational thought patterns if I am attracted to someone at the time, so I avoid alcohol and try to steer clear of any individual concerned if I am out drinking with friends.
I'm interested to know if a psychologist would be able to re-educate my brain to changing the self-destructive emotions I feel when attracted to a person that lead to these breakdowns? Posted by: Lisa S. I am the new wife of a year old man who was a drug addict most of his life, but managed to stop cold turkey. But now he has been an intense alcoholic for the past five to ten years with only occasional remission. He still has relapses, and I have noted too often that when he is drinking very intensely, his behavior becomes downright psychotic, and he tries to destroy his environment, and even harm himself tho not direct suicide attempts At such times, his contact with reality and reason seems minimal.
So far, his psychotic behavior has not been addressed directly by any physician, and I am frustrated as to 'why not! Any comments or suggestions? Posted by: Beverly V. It seems like almost every person I meet that the Dr's have labeled "schizophrenic" have been drug users. Its true that when they use drugs again they become "normal". It's amazing. All the other legal drugs prescribed by the Dr. Im tired of Dr's labeling people instead of finding a real solution.
Every problem can not be fixed with a pill. I am tired of the "pill" theory. And the longer the duration of untreated psychosis DUPthe more challenging it is for someone to recover from psychotic symptoms.
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But this type of thing happens everyday and sometimes all day. My son can do the same thing as you say happens to you -- changing the moods of a room. I know when he is having trouble because all of a sudden, he will curl up and cover his ears like there is something horribly wrong.
If I see it, I First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupil usually call out his name, and he will run to me for help. And he will tell me that things are "getting spooky. I don't know what he hears or sees because he doesn't tell me about it. He doesn't want to talk about it. Also -- he is just absolutely disorganized and distracted all the time. When he isn't, he's in his fantasy world or playing a See Pon Me - Various - Lively Move Lazy Body All Stars Vol.
1 game or watching a movie. Those are all peaceful times for him. Anyway, I was really touched by your story because as a parent watching a child going through this, I could relate. How old are you now? Leon : How old were you when you developed that belief about the magician? Before that "break," were things in your life pretty First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupil Was it that one day, everything is fine Or was it gradual?
Did something happen in your life before it that put you under a lot of stress? I ask all those questions because I notice that with my son, when he feels stress or anxiety, that's when he's much more agitated and I assume has more evil or terrifying thoughts.
I only know my son, and I don't know what it's like for others. Is it the same way with you My son was on risperidone for about 6 months. The side effects from it were awful -- it was like he was drunk for the first hour or so after taking it. Also -- and this is really weird -- he seemed MORE psychotic on it. He's been taking Seroquel in low doses on and off for a number of First Dubbient - AlienAqtor - First Schizophrenic Pupiland that seems to help.
But again, if the dose gets too high, it seems to do the opposite of what it's supposed to do. I think part of it is that he is still a child, so the meds don't affect him the same way.
Anyway, if the Zyprexa doesn't work for you, maybe Seroquel will. I know it is so hard trying to find the right medication. I wish you luck with that. There is cognitive impairment with any psychosis however a cognitive deficit is usually another bad sign-- an IQ test would be a good idea to establish a baseline. Antipsychotics do the same to me, I develop serotonin toxicity, which agitates me and makes me a very scary person.
The reason for my abnormal serotonin levels is cancer. Mastocytosis is basically bone marrow cancer. There are no medical test that show psychosis The reason for the different diagnosis is because they are simply opinions with no basis on any hard evidence. They're snap-shots of behavior-- usually at the worst times. Don't forget the medical side, No Regrets (Je Ne Regrette Rien) - Edith Piaf - Une Vie En Chansons I was 5, I had a rash and if they had identified that rash then The background was that I had already been diagnosed with severe post traumatic stress disorder caused by the job I had at the time.
I was getting ready to go to a specialist hospital for treatment and the fear of dealing with the pain I carried inside me helped to push me over the edge. When I had the episode I heard voices I didnt know. So it was a gradual period of decline and then the magician did a tv show and he was talking to me through the set.
Stress makes everything ten times worse. Thats how risperidone stopped working. After 15 months of being relatively free of psychosis my dad got very sick. That started the voices off again and I had to try a new drug. I was on 9mg risperidone and it made me so tired I would often sleep for 15 hours a time. It also made me feel zombified and gave me other side effects too.
I have been on every anti psychotic of the new generation here in the UK. Seroquel did nothing for me unfortunately. I have just come off abilify which was an evil drug for me. The Olanzapine is definitely making me calmer but it is early days whether it helps me or not. Good luck with everything. It was hell. For about a year before this I was using a lot of dxm and lsd. I've always been a weirdo, mood swings, cutting, just self destructive.
Since I was 13 I've smoked a lot of pot as well so this is probably my own fault. I freaked out and didn't move or think that night, just listened and hated myself. I didn't sleep for days. I hallucinated that I was outside yelling at them to leave me alone but that was probably because I wasn't sleeping.
It was constant. I heard voices all day every day discussing me, they could see out my eyes and hear what I was hearing and thinking and knew what my body was doing. I was convinced it was the people in the block of flats next door and become too scared to go past windows, go to the bathroom or shower or anything.
Talking to my family was difficult because the people in my head were discussing them and judging them and hearing all this personal stuff that could get us in trouble.
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