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Coping Mechanisms for Hallucinations or Delusions?

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i love intrusive thoughts
i like to morph them into something nonsensical
when they keep popping up in my mind I laugh at the nonsense
instead of feeling distressed

I don't know why thoughts sometimes stick though
I sometimes have an intrusive thought for days

it's usually related to something very important to me

i feel so proud when one day I wake up and the intrusive thought has gone and i just ignored it for those days.

its like a dark cloud has disappeared and I hope I developed mental immunity against that intrusive thought ever sticking in my mind again
 
BEASTMODEWARRIOR

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Is there anything you do, besides taking medicine that helps with hallucinations or delusions. My doctor said I needed to develop some coping mechanisms for my hallucinations and I kinda laughed. What kind of coping mechanism really helps besides medicine?
journaling helps? try it out.
 
Braveheart

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Sounds like nonsense.
Reality for me is I cope by AVOIDANCE as I'm a paranoid schizophrenic.
I just don't socialise.
Never been happier.
I develop interests and hobbies I can do alone.
I changed my life to fit my disease, rather than take drugs.
🤗🤗
 
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just tell yourself your reality isn't real
 
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My therapist suggested point and say. Its where you point at a object in the room and say what it is and describe it, its suppose to help distract your brain.
 
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@Khabeni86 hey last few times I've had symptoms and meds weren't treating the symptoms and were also causing more unbearable side effects, my psychiatrist and my mental health nurse said I should just try to manage living with the symptoms if possible. I found mindfulness and various elements of philosophy (such as descartes method of doubt and philosophical idealism) and maybe even a little basic psychology or psychotherapy really helpful for living with symptoms and in the end I was actually able to recognise them as hallucinations and not get caught up in them as some sort of take on reality and somehow it all ended up cheering me up, I felt totally in control and really good about it all. Every time I get symptoms now, they sometimes get me at first but I work at it and in the end I feel better than ever before as I can actually live with my illness, come rain or shine, albeit with a little effort...
 

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