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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 29, 2006
  • 01:09 AM

In year 2003 my son (who usually doesn’t drink at all) had 500 ml of vodka while taking antidepressant medicine. He got unconscious. He was taken to the hospital. During his sleep he started hearing aggressive voices, which wanted to harm/kill him. Doctor said it was schizophrenia. Ever since my son is treated for schizophrenia. Time to time has moments of fear and hears aggressive voices. We do not have any relatives with schizophrenia. Could it be the wrong diagnosis? Could it be any kind of alcoholic psychosis/hallucinosis?

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  • Its Schizophrenia. I'm not an expert, but medication does not "cure" it. It makes the voices stop untill the meds wear off. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right. as I said, I'm not a doctor. "We do not have any relatives with schizophrenia"Maybe the Drugs had somthing to do with it?
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  • .I agree but I would get another opinion...and a 3rd, 5th , 10th. even - whatever it takes to make you feel good about the diagnosis to mention feeling inside as if you are doing the best for your son. It must be so difficult....the alcohol we either a suicide attmept and/or his trying to self medicate and shut the voices up. Besides....he may be schizophrevic...but that does not mean he does not have another issue/illness. This must break your heart and mine goes out to you!!
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  • RESPECTFUL MADAM, IAM FROM COUNTRY INDIA.IAM ALSO HAVING THE PROBLEM AFTER I TAKEN MEDICATIONS.IAM ALSO HEARING VOICES.PLEASE SEND ME A DETAILED REPORT ABOUT YOUR SON.MY E-MAIL ID OSCARBONDY2K@REDIFFMAIL.COM.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 28, 2006
    • 00:23 PM
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  • In year 2003 my son (who usually doesn’t drink at all) had 500 ml of vodka while taking antidepressant medicine. He got unconscious. He was taken to the hospital. During his sleep he started hearing aggressive voices, which wanted to harm/kill him. Doctor said it was schizophrenia. Ever since my son is treated for schizophrenia. Time to time has moments of fear and hears aggressive voices. We do not have any relatives with schizophrenia. Could it be the wrong diagnosis? Could it be any kind of alcoholic psychosis/hallucinosis?Thank you.I too suffer from a mental disorder and for whatever reason your son decided to hurt himself atleast he is getting help now. The way it was explained to me is that alcohol is a form of depression and depression is a form of mental disorder so wether your an alcoholic or a schizophrenic or just depressed you have a form of a mental disorder and it should not be ignored or taken lightly. It is not a sickness like the common cold it is a condition. It is something he has lived with all his life, the symptoms did not present themselves till recently. I was just diagnosed as bi-polar and am 44. The symptoms started when I was a teen but everyone chalked it up to mood swings or crankiness. Just be thankfull you found out early enough that you have time to find the right meds, for him that may be all it is. Finding the right meds can be difficult and dedious. Good luck Jane:) ;)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2006
    • 07:47 PM
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  • Did the onset happen in the classic college years?Has your son ever had a head injury? Epilepsy sometimes has strange mental affects - had a friend who had mis-diagnosis after a head injury. Turned out to be epilepsy.Also, had a friend whose family had thought they did not have schziophrenia in their family history but later found that some family members were never diagnosed or they had lesser forms of the illness and were functional - so some of the symptoms were just thought to be quirks and such.What ever happens to be, it is never a bad idea to get a second opinion. It may be expensive to do so, but why take any chances with a young person's future.I am no expert by any means, but have had mis-diagnosis and it took years out of my life. :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 10, 2006
    • 10:58 PM
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  • I would take him to a psychologist that deals with spirit possession. Dr. Edith Fiore, Dr. Raymond A. Moody, Jr., and Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove are a few that I can mention. They written books on this behavior as well. Schizophrenia is a label that western medicine doctors came up with for this type of behavior. Treating the symptoms with drugs is not the answer. You have to get to the root of the problem which is spirit possession. If you are a non believer, try reading the books that these doctors have written. But above all get him some help asap by seeing a doctor that deals with this especially so your son can be himself again and live a happy life. My son also had a similar disorder and went on many medications until I found a doctor that would give him therapy for what the problem really was. It made a believer out of me because my son is happy and medicine free today with no signs of schizophrenia anymore. Good luck!
    Esti94590 6 Replies
    • September 26, 2006
    • 06:38 AM
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  • I've been hearing voices in my head telling me to hurt ppl and myself I try to ignore them but I can't drown them out nothing seems to work.. I'm scared of myself and its hard to explain, my father is scizophrenic and I know I have symptoms but I don't understand why I'm having to deal with this...I was just wondering is there anyone like me out there at a young age that's hearing the same thing...I've been hearing this since I was ten and I've kept it a secret for nine years and nothing has helped...Even this week alone I've had anxiety attacks because I can't control my own emotions I cry all the time and snap at my fianc. I can't even go to work...Does anyone have any advise.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2006
    • 04:50 PM
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  • You don't necessarily have to have relatives with schizophrenia to develop schizophrenia - my father had schizophrenia and none of the other relations I know of have it. I think it occurs in 1 per cent of the population.In relation to whether schizophrenia is a misdiagnosis, I have heard of cases where some forms of drugs can trigger psychotic episodes (sometimes these psychotic episodes subside afterwards, while, at other times, the person goes on to develop full-blown schizophrenia), but I don't know of any cases where the drug involved is alcohol. If you are worried about misdiagnosis, there's a book called A Dose of Sanity: Mind, Medicine and Misdiagnosis by Sydney Walker that discusses medical conditions that are misdiagnosed as mental disorders.Hope this helps.
    vivien 17 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Alex,I would be getting mote than one extra opinion! Sounds like drug induced schizophrenia in the first place, and there is a possibility that the medication is continuing the schizophrenic episodes.It really is possibleBest of luck:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • My naturapath would tell me that the door (near the pineal gland) to the other side can opened through drugs, especially LSD. I have to believe her, and that is what happened. She had a treatment she would do in these cases, but I'm not at liberty to practice medicine and she is deceased. I can only suggest a spiritual healer, or Indian shaman would be the one to close that doorway.
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