Ever since I was young, I've been having issues with two, no... three, things involving my brain.
One of them is that every now and then, rather randomly, my thoughts start racing. There is no better way to describe this than to say that my thought process works in images, and whenever I have one of these episodes the images speed up and repeat over and over again, making me nauseous, rendering me unable to move, and getting me really dizzy. In addition to this, I try to think words to myself to calm down, and I find I coherently think rather slowly. The words I say to myself take forever to find and think, and sometimes I have to repeat them over and over again until I can fully comprehend what I'm saying to myself. These episodes normally last about five to ten minutes, but from my point of view it seems to only be a few seconds.
The second thing is that I have extremely bad memory. I can't remember short term things until a few weeks later, and even then I only remember bits and pieces. If asked to remember family trips from years ago, I find myself grasping at straws. In addition to this, I find that I'm starting to recall "false memories", things that I remember so vividly, I think they have to be real, and when my mom tells me they aren't, I can't even wrap my mind around it.
The third thing is the most controversial... I see ghosts, I always have since I've been young. I've seen cartoons play on my wall, I've seen people walk past me that no one else sees, and when I was younger I would swear that there was a family on the back hill of my house. Sometimes when I get into these "episodes" all of my house would feel terrifying, as if something was out there to get me, and I would run to my room, where I swore the spirit of a little boy who died from leukemia that used to live in that room (true story, my mom told me) protects me. I swear I've even seen him walking across my room or touching my hand as if to say he was there. Whether or not this was hallucination or not, I don't know. But its entirely possible that it is. Considering how my thoughts keep racing every now and then, I thought it might be.
Does anyone know what all three of these could mean? Or even just one would be helpful. I'm 17, and I've been thinking of driving myself to the hospital or doctor's office recently to get it checked out, since in addition to having increasing memory issues, I'm getting extreme mood swings, and find myself getting angry and depressed a lot.