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Does This Psychological Disorder Have A Name?

by Anonymous

Photo Credit: Ethan Lofton

Photo Credit: Ethan Lofton

I know there is something wrong with me. I just need to know if it has a name. For as long as I can remember, I've talked to myself...long conversations and very meaningful talks. I think about what's not real, so much that it becomes real and its almost like I have a life that is outside of my real life, but its very real in my mind.

Because of this reason, my mood doesn't match my real world/surroundings. my family detests me because of this reason. I'll be mad at someone because I've thought of a situation where they've done something wrong, but that's not the reality. Because of this I don't have any friends.

I'm not close to my family. I do know that this isn't normal behavior. I just want to know what's wrong with me. I just want to know the name of my illness.

Thank you.

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Sep 04, 2011
Try to get more friends maybe
by: Anonymous

Hi, well ok probably is a good idea to go and speak to a professional, but I think you feel alone and why not start with little chats in internet, nothing personal or serious, just something like chatting about music or movies, you know, expressing your opinion.

Probably reading books or you can go for any sport and probably do something in a team. See what hobbies you have and practice more. I noticed that if I do not spend much time with other people and I am not occupied with any work for a while, I get confused about simple things, see them as strange, live like in a dream (especially if I do not have enough sleep).

Could be a psychological problem however, this could be checked only by a professional. But definately more friends and talk will not get things worse, I think.

Hope you get better soon!

May 09, 2011
by: Anonymous

Talking to one's self, especially in purpose to reach meaningful thoughts, is not usually considered psychologically abnormal, unless you're having auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) and replying back. However, your obsession with the subject, taking the fact that it consumes your time and social relationships, you could be suffering from OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). As for your mood swings, you could be bipolar. After all, it would be much better and assuring if you check with a psychologist.

Feb 07, 2011
by: alfonso

The fact that you are able to recognize that your behavior isn't normal as compared to other times as a young kid for example, explains that the chances of you suffering from psychosis is unlikely. (as my favorite quote goes; crazy people don't know they are crazy).

Now, you mentioned that you find yourself thinking about things that aren't real and that it gets to a point where you end up believing it yourself. This is obviously an odd behavior and it probably has to do with a personality disorder, presumably schizotypal personality disorder. People with this disorder often have strange thought patterns. Other symptoms are usually paranormal, mystical thoughts and many more. Please visit webMD.com to learn more.

This isn't related to schizophrenia as to hearing voices or having great delusions which I'm sure you don't experience this symptom. This answer is as accurate as it can get. It will be extremely helpful to visit a psychologist to assist you further into letting go of these strange thoughts

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