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alf123

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Long story short. My brother had a psychotic episode about month and a half ago. It lasted 3-4 days. I've had different moods after that throughout the times.
Lately I've been too obsessive with researching the subject trying to find something that would calm me down. I end up freaking myself out that I have it too because I can't concentrate on anything other than the subject. I had a anxiety attack couple of days ago. Started shivering, thought same thing that happened to my brother will happen to me. Started looking for symptoms... sigh...
Please advise...
 
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Dollit

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The best advice I can give is to stop looking for signs and symptoms that, in all likelihood, don't exist. Just because something happens to one family member doesn't mean to say that it will happen to another.

What's happened has obviously shook you but just concentrate on getting back to the person you were before this and remember that it happened to your brother and not you!
 
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Danage

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Well put.

The best advice I can give is to stop looking for signs and symptoms that, in all likelihood, don't exist. Just because something happens to one family member doesn't mean to say that it will happen to another.

What's happened has obviously shook you but just concentrate on getting back to the person you were before this and remember that it happened to your brother and not you!
I would have to agree. Just because it happened to one family member doesn't mean that it can happen to another. I might note, however, that the effect of psychosis is damaging to not just the person who has the psychosis, but also to those who have to live with someone who has the illness.

I have psychosis, and I know full well that is effects my family a lot, but you must remember, alf123, that it isn't a condition that can necessarily lead to another one of the family having it. Yes, the effects on the family can be severe, but you are just feeling the effects of your brother's mental illness, and you are most probably just suffering from the effects the psychosis has on other family members. You are most likely not suffering from the mental illness yourself.
 
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maudikie

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toalf123

You will find a lot of helpful knowledge on www.schizophreniawatch.co.uk. and a contact if you wish. Don't go imagining things about yourself. Get on with your own life, but be kind and thoughtful for your brother. He is going through a bad paych. Brothers can be a great support.:)
 
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alf123

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Thank you guys. I appreciate it. I think I'm feeling better now.
 
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