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Depressive Psychosis

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jterryw

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Hey all,
My name is J, I'm new to the forum. I'm looking to hear of some other people's experiences with psychosis as a result of severe depression. If any of you have stories and experiences to share, please comment. I've been experiencing depressive psychosis for a little while now and I'm struggling to connect myself with others.
Please let me know your behaviours, hallucinations, delusions, or anything else which could potentially make me feel just a little less alone!

J
 
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:welcome: To the forum. I am diagnosed with bipolar and in the depressive phases get psychosis. I hear voices which are horrendous at times and comment on everything that I am doing, usually with some horrible comments about me. Then they try to get me to self harm sometimes.

On top of that I can get delusions that there is someone in the house trying to attack me. Last time that happened I slept on the sofa with a knife under my pillow in case I needed it. It terrified me. I can get the odd physical symptom like being "touched" when there is no-one there.

How does it manifest for you?
 
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:welcome: To the forum. I am diagnosed with bipolar and in the depressive phases get psychosis. I hear voices which are horrendous at times and comment on everything that I am doing, usually with some horrible comments about me. Then they try to get me to self harm sometimes.

On top of that I can get delusions that there is someone in the house trying to attack me. Last time that happened I slept on the sofa with a knife under my pillow in case I needed it. It terrified me. I can get the odd physical symptom like being "touched" when there is no-one there.

How does it manifest for you?
I get paranoia that everyone around me is trying to kill me. I also sometimes convince myself I am asleep and everything around me is a bad dream.
My nightmares also make their way into my real life, and I sometimes confuse the two. For example I had a nightmare that I had cheated on an ex of mine. I woke up and for about three days I lived with that guilt before I realised that the event was completely made up, and the party that it happened at in my dream wasn't even a real party.
I started hearing voices a few days ago saying very negative things about me and that really freaked me out.
 
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That must be so distressing for you. Its awful when this happens. Have you been to see a doctor about this? I don't believe that drugs are the be all and end all, but they help and I found the cocktail I am on now helps me immeasurably. But you also learn to live with the voices in time and I talk back to mine (in my head or people would stare at me !), and ask them to be calm and I am listening to them. It worked in making them less aggressive towards me. But it didn't work straight away, it took time.
 
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