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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 14, 2007
  • 01:45 PM

hey, this is gonan sound like one of those stupid htings where i am too embarrased to admit its happening to myself but i am doing this for a friend.

im extremly worried and stressed for my friend. she has just recently had a major breakdown (crying screaming ect.) and she dosnt want to talk about what is troubling her. i am her best friend and the only one she will/has talked to about any type of problem. and i would really like anyones input as to what she may have ( what disorders ect. so that i can help her or get her help) the following is what i no...

she has been hearing voices from a imaginary guy who is tellign ehr hse dosnt deserve what she has and thta her friends dont deserve her crap and that she dosnt deserve good friends like her. also she has said that she sees the man from time to time (anywhere anytime) and that he is holding a close friend or relative dead and tell ehr hte same things before disapearing. causing her alot of trauma.

if anyone could tell me what is the best bet at what she has that would be awsome. thanks.

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  • I'm no expert but sounds like a psychiatric problem. You mentioned a breakdown? Was it just a single crying episode or did she has she had a nervous breakdown that may require hospitalization. Hearing voices is called auditory hallucinations from what I know. She needs some immmediate help especially fi she might harm herself. has she hada any major trauma lately or any drug use that you know of? Keep us posted.:confused:
    nccarol28732 44 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 04:32 PM
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  • no the breakdown was just alot of crying and a loud scream. and she said that she couldnt take it anymore and i asked her if was something she had already told me she said she didnt no. i mention the him thing and she said kinda and i mentioned the voices and she began to cry and looked away. so im guessing thats whta it is. she will talk to me soon ill have a day with her and just sit down with her but i still need to know what it is. she has been down the road of coming close to harming herself btu she has said that when she met me that all stopped. i just want to find out hwat this si so that she dosnt think tjhat way again. she hasnt had any drug use at all i no that. but she has always grown up with truama. her dad phisically abuses her ( beats her) and she dosnt like to make a big deal of it. i think this is where the problems are steming from.thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 11:41 PM
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  • Yes the abuse would really traumatize someone. It sounds like you are close with her is she your girlfriend? Please get her to a doctor that will refer her to a professional help. She sounds like she is in alot of mental pain and turmoil and is really needing the care of a professional before it gets to the point of harming herself. There is help out there and even medication may be needed. With all the advancements in mental health today there is nothing to be ashamed of. If she was abused by her dad or is still being abused it may be sexual abuse and that could be the trauma she is not sharing. Please keep me posted I do care and you are a good friend to go through this with her.
    nccarol28732 44 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 00:06 AM
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  • umm nah im not her boyfriend we've been down that way before but im just her best mate atm. i wanan sort all this out wiht her first beofre we go down that way again. alot of tension i can tell ya lol. i really do want to get her to a doctor but it is something she dosnt discuss. as soon as we get nea r the topic she tells me not now and stuff. i have told her that she will talk to me abnout it but im prepared to wait for when she is read. any tips on how i can convince her to talk to me? yeh i hear that there is nothin to be ashamed of but she dosnt think that. she dosnt trust that no one would find out and she would be worried about it. she has told me that i am the only person she has ever been able to trust so its hard for her to get help and not worry. i am really scared that it is sexual but i really do doubt that. im probly just denying it becuase i would kill him if i found thta out. i want her to move out and in with me and so does she but her mum has threatened to call child services. we are only 16 lol. any idea of legal age to move out in australia? keep in touch. thanks heaps so far.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 08:17 AM
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  • i would kill him if i found thta out. i want her to move out and in with me and so does she Well see, you came here for help but it looks like you answered your own question yourself. :)
    Non Servium 85 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 06:25 AM
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  • I have found out that there are quite a few illnesses that can cause auditory & visual hallucinations. The late teens & early twenties seem to be a common age for Bi-polar disorder & schizophrenia to manifest themselves. It can be pretty scary for the person with the symptoms, as well as friends & family. I myself would either go to my own Doc. for an informal diagnosis, but then find one that has an interest in the particular illness. One who is competent and has empathy with patients and their families. The hardest part will be convincing your friend to see someone. If "He" is controlling her thoughts, "He" may also start to control actions too. Try to remember, this does not mean that one is "crazy" just because they hear or see things. The chemicals are out of sync in the brain & daily situations are making things worse. These are just my experiences. I hope this helps a bit.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 03:16 AM
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  • auditory & visual hallucinations can come from something as SIMPLE as SLEEP LOSS and/or SLEEP INTERRUPTIONS, believe it or not, because these sleep issues can create what's called "PSYCHOSIS". check the following website for sleep education: http://sleepinformationfacts.ebloggy.com if your friend ISNT losing sleep from things like, regularly "staying out late with friends, watching, tv, studying, etc.", then a SLEEP DISORDER can cause enough SLEEP INTERRUPTIONS (even if this person ISNT aware of any sleep interrupting taking place) to produce the symptoms you've mentioned. if it's a SLEEP DISORDER, the person needs to see a doctor who can give them a referral for a SLEEP STUDY & then they can get treatment. unfortunately, there are NO MEDICINES to treat symptoms of PSYCHOSIS that comes from sleep issues (the person just needs get a sound sleep all night).
    dudbubbin1 37 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 03:13 PM
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