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posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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I need some advises or info about schizophrenia or any other related mental illness on the mind.

I have a friend , who might show symptoms of a mind related issue, although not sure if its schizophrenia or some other related illness, or maybe rage.

Some symptoms
*Yelling at a family member for no apparent reason
*watching tv all day
*Not going to cafes or restaurants making friends
*Talking loudly
*Using repeated sentences once or twice
*No eye contact while talking, in some cases.


So what does anyone know what these symptoms might belong to?




posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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I'm a mental health rehabilitation specialist. I'd have to see your friend to say for sure, but a few more facts would help narrow the possibilities. Based on the limited info you provided, it could be any of dozens of causes: Besides mental illness, there's head injury, medical problems (such as stroke, infection or endocrine problem, reactions to medication or other allergy), substance abuse, etc. Can you tell me your friend's
age:
sex:
When did these symptoms start:
Are they on any type of meds, if so what:
Does the person use any street drugs, if so what kind & how much:
Have there been any head injuries that resulted in a loss of consciousness, even if only briefly, and if so how long ago:
Is there any mental illness history in the person's biological family:
Does this person have any medical conditions, if so what:

If you could answer these questions, I could give you a "best guess" but of course an accurate diagnosis needs to be done by a professional.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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yeah give him a toxic stew of drugs that gives him involuntary twitches and shakes that keep him awake at night, then massage his mind with therapuetic sessions designed to get him into a group setting with other patients, share the pain so to speak, then feed him high fructose corn syrupy food made in hospitals. Let him have a bed in a psych ward where the nurses wake you up when they open the doors and shine a light on your face. I know its all policy, but policy and the data are wrong, i cured 3 patients on my own in there by doing what, giving them good advice, and they were all gone within a week and thanked me leaving. Thats the kind of guy i am, a good listener, and communicator..im a gemini.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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Is this person a teenager, perhaps?
Just saying,...



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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I think he feels rejected by his surroundings somehow, does he get made fun of by anyone, or in the past, that was my problem, i was yelling alot, couldnt look people in the eye, getting mad at multiple car failures and debts(dents in car to prove it). Rockerchick4god not everything can be solved through medication.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Does your friend use any kind of drugs (esp marijuana)

From what you describe I would take a guess at either mild aspergers / social phobia or something akin to that.

I am not in anyway qualified to give any sort of judgment though



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Wish I had you! I just met my first Psych doc who was horrible!
When I told him I was awake during during a seizure, he said that
that is impossible. I was air vacked to the hospital, it was a partial, and I have medical records. He did not care, said that you are not awake period.

Told him my best friend died a couple of months ago of sleep apnea, he said you can not die from that. Well he DID. Both condtions are listed on Mayo clinic.

He would not let me speak at all, interupted everything. I have a lot of medical conditions, and I do not remember them all on one go, a condition would come up , and he would very meanly say, ... oh ANOTHER one of those conditions you forgot to tell me about, very rudely . I told him sorry, I dont have a post it card posted inside my head .

The whole appointment was like this. I was so mad, and still am.
I went to him for anxiety disorder. He told me he that he would mark me a a patient that has failed therapy ( Ive never had it), that I need someone
from mayo clinic and that there was really no hope for me. He told me I was bi-polar because I told him I get angry easy. I get angry due to frustration of being sick with multiple health issues , a lot do with chronic illness.

Any one that knows me knows that is so untrue about bipolar. I am so mad, I do not want to go back, yet part of me does just to take in literature to show him, YES you can be awake during a seizure, and YES you can die from sleep Apnea.

It all went bad in the begining when I said I an on one mg of adivan and wanted it upped to 2 as one is not enough. I think he got it in his head I was a drug seeker. He called me a drug addict, and even said that thank God I was allergic to pain killers ir I would be addicted to them.

I could not make this stuff up! I wish I had a tape recorder . I am glad you are a good guy, because that guy does not belong in business. It took me YEARS to work the nerve up to go see a psyh doc, and that is what I got.

My insurance listed him as a Anxiety doc. It was listed wrong. Turns out he
works with kids who are addicts. He even asked why I was there since I was an adult, I told him what the insurance book said. I would NEVER send my kid to this guy. All he did was belittle me , the whole hour, I was so mad I was crying and shaking.

Needless to say, I think that ruined me ever trying that route again! I am thinking of writing something to the medical board, but do not know if it would do any good.

Sorry about the rant. Still so mad about it! When he asked do you want to harm yourself I said no, when he asked do you want to harm others, i SOO
wanted to say "YOU" ,but I don't think he would have got the joke,lol He probably would have had me carted away.

OP< ... Such a short list of symptoms. If it is something out the ordinary,
then he should research it more. Make sure you find a good one too, research is worth a LOT I found out there!



[edit on 28-8-2010 by amatrine]



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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Who said anything about giving medication? I asked about medication because it may be something he/she is already taking that is causing bizaar behavior.

Do not put words in my mouth. I asked for more information, that's it.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:09 PM
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Sounds like puberty to me.

If this is not a young person then the next best guess is depression.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
I need some advises or info about schizophrenia or any other related mental illness on the mind.

I have a friend , who might show symptoms of a mind related issue, although not sure if its schizophrenia or some other related illness, or maybe rage.

Some symptoms
*Yelling at a family member for no apparent reason
*watching tv all day
*Not going to cafes or restaurants making friends
*Talking loudly
*Using repeated sentences once or twice
*No eye contact while talking, in some cases.


So what does anyone know what these symptoms might belong to?


I am in no way a mental health professional but talking loudly isn't unusual, you should hear me talk sometimes. Also repeating sentences, that doesn't seem unusual either. I do it sometimes to get my point across.

Is your friend possibly depressed?

What other things have you noticed?

Are they usually a non-social person? Did they just start yelling at their family? Are they arguing with their family?



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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oops duplicate.

[edit on 8/28/2010 by mblahnikluver]



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:17 PM
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You need to REPORT him. He should NOT be speaking to you like this. YOu went to him for help and he is only giving you grief. Sounds to me like he doesn't even like his job. Oh this makes me angry. I know what it's like to have mental health professionals not want to help you. I had major panic attacks and had a doctor tell me it was in my head and that he didn't believe in them. He too accused me of being a drug seeker. I told him if I wanted pills I would raid my grandmothers cabinet which had more pills than a pharmacy. I was there for help and didn't get it.

If I were you I would report him and find a another doctor. It took a few for me to find one I liked and felt comfortable with. Don't let them treat you like that. You are there for help not to be belittled. I fought with my local mental health "professionals" for a while and when I moved to where I am now I found one I liked. I no longer see him because I feel it is not needed but I know if I do he will be more than happy to see me.

Good luck to you and I am sorry to hear about your friend.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:42 PM
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yes mam, sir..i mean mam.

after my hospital visit the seriousness of psycholo-gysts cracks me up sometimes. Im completely the opposite, meaning not serious, its what really keeps my mental health from degrading into lame land like so many sober people, im sober dont get me wrong, whats in the past stays in the past. sorry.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:53 AM
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you friend seem to show sign of a spoiled little brat. the symptoms of spoiled little brats are easily recognizable when the patient have no respect for family authorities. they have no regard for feelings and tend to be lazy, thus, they watch TV all day and expect people to do everything for them. have no fear, the only cure is a good whooping to reaffirm their mortality. a good whooping is a scientifically proven treatment for spoiled little brats. if spoiled little brat persists, consult a leather belt.

[edit on 29-8-2010 by DOADOA]



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:58 AM
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I hope your not serious, i mean yeah when you cant get along with someone, beat them lol. Genius, next time you threaten someone, make sure you know the whole story. Beatings dont work, they just make things worse, are you religious? Violence leads to violence.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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Not an expert either - sounds to me like he is depressed and has anxiety. The reason could be most anything - his life in general, puberty, drugs, etc.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 02:59 AM
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Seems more like some kind of Social Phobia/Anxiety...wouldnt really jump into Schizophrenia at thi stage...

Try looking at the symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder linked below and start from there...

Social Anxiety

[edit on 29/8/10 by jrmcleod]



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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I'm not any kind of medical expert, but the first thing that popped into my head was maybe they are suffering from some kind of hearing disability? People who can't hear good will often stay to themselves and sometimes will talk too loud.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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[edit on 29-8-2010 by peewee1263]



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by trutherman
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I hope your not serious, i mean yeah when you cant get along with someone, beat them lol. Genius, next time you threaten someone, make sure you know the whole story. Beatings dont work, they just make things worse, are you religious? Violence leads to violence.


i am living proof that beating a spoiled brat straight work. violence only leads to violence only if the opposition can fight back. in your spoiled friend case, he thinks he can but once his parent tellem no with a backhand to go with it, that'll straighten him out and toughen him up a little. he's being a drama queen.

people with social anxiety don't raise their voice, they speak with shyness to their tone and don't watch TV all day. i am telling you, his mom didn't buy him that new iphone and he's acting up til he gets it.

if i don't know the whole story why don't you tell me the whole story. its liek when you go in a restaurant and you tell me you're hungry, but you do not tell me what you want to eat. genius. i am not threatening anyone, you asked for advice on diagnosing a problem and i am helping you. he is a spoiled drama queen brat.



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