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Needing some advice ... kind of long.

Posted by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 3:28 AM
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Okay so I was at my friends house today and she's my very best friend. We've been friends since the late 80's friend. I know this because someone posted a class picture from way back then and they have the years on them lol. Anyhow I spent the day at her house and we got to talking about the voices she hears in her head. She's been hearing voices that I guess make her feel like they're watching her around the clock. If she moves around in bed trying to get comfortable they want to know why. Why did she make this or that? Why is she going there, why is she doing this instead of that? I don't think that makes a whole bunch of sense but that's how she describes it. Its driving her crazy and I told her I'd look around online to see if I could find anything out. Does anyone know where to look? Has anyone experienced this or know someone who has? Does it have a name? I looked up her other problem and surprisingly there was a lot of info. Like I said she's my best friend and I would do anything for her and have. I've left in the middle of summer to go be by her side when she had her baby. I've helped her pack up her apartment after her fiancee was killed and they had to move. I'm the one who cooked her birthday dinner when her husband got too drunk to cook so she didn't have to cook. I've co-hosted her kids birthday parties, I'm considered her family by her family and my family doesn't consider her their family but they know she's mine. I want to help her but I don't know how. If there's any information out there please help me find it. Thank you.
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Candie1015
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 3:33 AM
Well if my hubby died and I had a baby on top of each other....all beong big changes I think I would be severely depressed. Seriously I would talk to her about seeong a specialist and if she wanted going with her.
GrinningCheese
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 3:55 AM

Quoting Candie1015:

Well if my hubby died and I had a baby on top of each other....all beong big changes I think I would be severely depressed. Seriously I would talk to her about seeong a specialist and if she wanted going with her.

Do you know how to read? Did I mention anywhere about depression? I asked if anyone knows where to look this up or has gone through it. Get a dictionary if you're not sure what that means.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:14 AM
Psychosis. She needs a psychologist if shes hearing voices. Maybe hospitalization.
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Hearing voices in ones' head when no one is actually talking is known in medicine as anauditory hallucination. These auditory hallucinations can take on many different forms. Sometimes, the voices are indistinguishable from each other, and can be numerous. Often, the voices are heard clearly to say demeaning and derrogatory things about the victim of these hallucinations, and are then called persecutory auditory hallucinations.

These hallucinations are one of the hallmarks of the condition known as psychosis, and can indicate an underlying psychiatric disorder like schizophrenia. The sufferer of such auditory hallucinations should seek a physician's help as soon as possible

SusanTheWriter
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:16 AM

She needs to see a professional. This isn't the sort of thing you should ignore and hope it goes away or gets better. Therapy will help her deal with what's going on.

Jamie1972
by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:17 AM

She needs to see a psychiatrist. Sounds like she may have schizophrenia. 

rgba
by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:18 AM
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When you are asking for help, and someone offers it, being rude is a pretty crappy thing to do. Just my opinion.


Quoting GrinningCheese:



Quoting Candie1015:

Well if my hubby died and I had a baby on top of each other....all beong big changes I think I would be severely depressed. Seriously I would talk to her about seeong a specialist and if she wanted going with her.



Do you know how to read? Did I mention anywhere about depression? I asked if anyone knows where to look this up or has gone through it. Get a dictionary if you're not sure what that means.

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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:20 AM

Depression is common in schizophrenics, but there are many other factors that clearly distinguish schizophrenia from depression.

Quoting GrinningCheese:


Quoting Candie1015:

Well if my hubby died and I had a baby on top of each other....all beong big changes I think I would be severely depressed. Seriously I would talk to her about seeong a specialist and if she wanted going with her.

Do you know how to read? Did I mention anywhere about depression? I asked if anyone knows where to look this up or has gone through it. Get a dictionary if you're not sure what that means.


Candie1015
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:32 AM
Wow trying to help here and yes I know how to read and I can just about promise that I wont be the only one responding to you like this. If you don't want opinions then don't post. Gosh what are you bi polar are somethin? Sweet when posting and mean when someone actually replies trying to help? Idk if I insulted your friend in your eyes are not if I did sry wasn't trying to....but don't sit there and try to call me stupid for replying to your post damn


Quoting GrinningCheese:



Quoting Candie1015:

Well if my hubby died and I had a baby on top of each other....all beong big changes I think I would be severely depressed. Seriously I would talk to her about seeong a specialist and if she wanted going with her.



Do you know how to read? Did I mention anywhere about depression? I asked if anyone knows where to look this up or has gone through it. Get a dictionary if you're not sure what that means.

Candie1015
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 4:33 AM
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Thank you! I wasn't trying to say schizophrenic but I suppose there is the possibility. I just suggested depression and she jumps down my throat for trying to help


Quoting Sassy762:

Depression is common in schizophrenics, but there are many other factors that clearly distinguish schizophrenia from depression.

Quoting GrinningCheese:



Quoting Candie1015:

Well if my hubby died and I had a baby on top of each other....all beong big changes I think I would be severely depressed. Seriously I would talk to her about seeong a specialist and if she wanted going with her.



Do you know how to read? Did I mention anywhere about depression? I asked if anyone knows where to look this up or has gone through it. Get a dictionary if you're not sure what that means.



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