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Further Insights (John)

Insight is fascinating. To have insight into our condition is a human endeavor for self-reflective people. I think Elle's last blog was (if you'll pardon the pun) highly insightful. Her thoughts and experiences regarding insight, while you are under the cosh of delusional psychosis, really chime with my own experiences. I too have experienced flux… Continue reading Further Insights (John)

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Self Medicating (ii) John.

I struggle a bit with the term self medicating. To me the term suggests taking a substance for (percieved) beneficial or calming results.   (John) Over the past couple of blogs Elle and myself have discussed the ideas and the term of self medicating.  The quote above is from my last post. The problem is I… Continue reading Self Medicating (ii) John.

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Onset psychosis (iii) John.

so I decided to go to bed and prepare for my mission tomorrow. I had no idea what this mission was, but it was definitely important and I was quite looking forward to it… A few weeks back I did a couple of posts about my first dalliance with psychosis. I finished the second part… Continue reading Onset psychosis (iii) John.

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Delusions of Grandeur. John.

COMMENT. Narcissism helps you rise above that! Big respect Scotty for doing this blog x  I’m not so so sure narcissism is the right term….but I see what you mean…. If anything its deflating the ego that helps you get over delusions. (John) "GDs are characterized by fantastical beliefs that one is famous, omnipotent, wealthy, or… Continue reading Delusions of Grandeur. John.

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Onset of Psychosis (ii) Elle

One morning I heard a demonic voice coming from my belly – 'I am the Devil'. I simply carried on, perhaps slightly perturbed. The next morning I heard the same voice from the other side of the room – 'Do not challenge me'… With utter certainty, in that moment, I knew three things – (1)… Continue reading Onset of Psychosis (ii) Elle

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Onset of Psychosis (i) John.

Although I'd experienced a period of paranoia and mild delusion a couple of years prior to the first proper attack of psychosis and a manic high, I'd like to write about when the condition kicked in properly. At the time I'd been misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, and so I was taking therefore taking treatment for that… Continue reading Onset of Psychosis (i) John.