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Government Delusions

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questionadventure

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Without going into to much detail for fear of embarrassment but I had my first psychotic episode roughly two years ago now and at the time I was adamant that there was nothing wrong me I just had really intense and controversial thoughts about the government which lead to me be sectioned, I still have mild paranoid thoughts and can never fully disprove them has anyone had a similar delusion?
 
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Hiya and :welcome: to the forum. I have never had that but I still struggle to believe the hallucinations aren't real. My psychosis was bipolar based when I was in the depressive phase. I too am left witha belief that not everything is wrong but I have more insight now.
 
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Hi,
I thought the government was watching me too, I was sectioned.
 
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the government are watching all of us lol
 
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Two and a half years ago I thought the government had me under surveillance because I heard some Navy military secrets and they thought I was a security risk to the country. Eventually I thought they were trying to assassinate me. I thought I had listening devices in my house and in my cracked tooth and I thought the street light outside had a camera on it. I lived in fear for my life every day. I was almost hospitalized because I stopped talking but at the last minute, because I didn't want to go to the hospital I talked a little bit to the psychiatrist. She ended up changing my medication.
 
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I first started having symptoms of psychosis in college, and at that time I was very interested in politics. As the symptoms started coming on, I became increasingly interested in conspiracy theories. I started to believe I was reading top secret material when I read these on the internet. And also that my browsing was being surveyed by the government because I knew too much. Eventually I began to believe I was in a special elite community. This was in 2011, and the Occupy Wall Street movement was beginning. This happened to coincide with my beginning to hear voices, and I began to believe that "Occupy" secretly meant "occupying" the minds of wall street bankers, and that my mind, as I was part of a special elite, was being occupied (hence the voices). Eventually this led to my belief that I was in a special telepathic community, and all my friends at college could hear my thoughts and I could hear theirs. Delusions and thought broadcasting. So interestingly my illness really began by intertwining with paranoia about the government and delusional political issues.
 
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Without going into to much detail for fear of embarrassment but I had my first psychotic episode roughly two years ago now and at the time I was adamant that there was nothing wrong me I just had really intense and controversial thoughts about the government which lead to me be sectioned, I still have mild paranoid thoughts and can never fully disprove them has anyone had a similar delusion?
Mind me asking what those 'intense and controversial' thoughts were?
 
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