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If you were me how would you fight my delusion?

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Good morning everyone. If you were me how would you rationalize this delusion I’m having about cameras being injected into me. Also what is cbt therapy?
 
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According to wikipedia...

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

Basically your therapist would help by challenging your beliefs that you have a camera implanted within you. I guess they'd ask you who you think implanted something inside you, when did they have opportunity to do that without you being aware of it and why they would do such a thing.

For me my therapist helped me understand that my voice lies to me and that I can't believe a word he says, something I figured out before seeing her but she helped reinforce it with several examples of how voices have lied to their 'host' in the past, one person was told by their voice that they were responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center in America, utterly preposterous one would imagine but some people believe every word their voices say to them as did I for a time in the early days during my psychosis. These days his lies are a lot weaker like when he says "You can't do this to me!" (meaning ignore him and medicate him) and when he says "You have to stop!", all lies as I can do what I please.

My therapist also taught me coping strategies like mindfulness for when things get tough.
 
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Good morning everyone. If you were me how would you rationalize this delusion I’m having about cameras being injected into me. Also what is cbt therapy?
Hi Tvgirl, hope you are ok.

Firstly it sounds like you're gaining insight into being delusional, which is massive, and hopefully a sign you're in recovery. I really hope you'll be able to manage a bit better now you're questioning your beliefs.

For me, medication basically fixed the problem and I regained insight within weeks of starting an antipsychotic so I feel pretty lucky. Not everyone responds to medication though so it depends on if you have a treatment resistant condition. I had to relearn how to think, though, because I'd spent so long in la la land that synchronicity and coincidence still gave me overvalued ideas and I still jumped to paranoia. That took another few weeks.

I think you're doing the right thing by reaching out here to challenge your thinking. I really hope you have a medical team supporting you.
 
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Hi Tvgirl, hope you are ok.

Firstly it sounds like you're gaining insight into being delusional, which is massive, and hopefully a sign you're in recovery. I really hope you'll be able to manage a bit better now you're questioning your beliefs.

For me, medication basically fixed the problem and I regained insight within weeks of starting an antipsychotic so I feel pretty lucky. Not everyone responds to medication though so it depends on if you have a treatment resistant condition. I had to relearn how to think, though, because I'd spent so long in la la land that synchronicity and coincidence still gave me overvalued ideas and I still jumped to paranoia. That took another few weeks.

I think you're doing the right thing by reaching out here to challenge your thinking. I really hope you have a medical team supporting you.
I’m going to try cbt therapy because the medicine alone isn’t working.
 
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Good morning everyone. If you were me how would you rationalize this delusion I’m having about cameras being injected into me. Also what is cbt therapy?
I would break down my delusions logically and rationally. But yeah I did also fight like crazy at aliens, the fbi, computer AI, superintelligent gorillas lol.

Cameras injected into you?

That sounds like tech from Star Trek babe.

It is quite simply not possible, and we are not that evil as a species.

Can you do anything to calm down?
 
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Actually this is very important: to calm down somehow even at the point of not caring anymore. Then CBT would be more successful
 
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I would break down my delusions logically and rationally. But yeah I did also fight like crazy at aliens, the fbi, computer AI, superintelligent gorillas lol.

Cameras injected into you?

That sounds like tech from Star Trek babe.

It is quite simply not possible, and we are not that evil as a species.

Can you do anything to calm down?
I guess I try not to care. But nothing really calms me down.
 
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@Tvgirl, the fact that your starting to recognise at as a delusion might meaan the medication is starting to have an effect you were really sure it was almost real a while back. Medication can take a while for medication to kick in properly. It also took several changes in meds and a couple of years for them to find the right combination to free me of symptoms almost totally so don't give up on meds yet. Talk to your Doctor about it and give it a little time, your dosage my need tweaking a little. But if you thing therapeutic skills will help then by all means try it, jsut my two pennies on the subject. Big hugs. :).
 
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I guess I try not to care. But nothing really calms me down.
You have a gift dear. Nurture it. Control your fear, master it. Become fearless causing no fear.
 
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Ok, but what is my gift?
You have been chosen to experience heightened spirituality. In time you will become more comfortable with it.

These types of schizophrenic experiences are due to sensitivity to spiritual phenomena. Spirit is good, better than man, so try to keep calm, strengthen your resolve and do not be afraid.
 
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You have been chosen to experience heightened spirituality. In time you will become more comfortable with it.

These types of schizophrenic experiences are due to sensitivity to spiritual phenomena. Spirit is good, better than man, so try to keep calm, strengthen your resolve and do not be afraid.
Thankyou💕
 
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I would try to get more information and find out more about it. Try asking something like this on the website Quora, "Is it possible to for me to be monitored through a device injected inside me, like a camera? How do cameras work? I'm a schizophrenic and I'm scared."

It's a question and answer website, you can ask questions, answer questions, or look at someone else's answers to a different question.
 
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I would try to get more information and find out more about it. Try asking something like this on the website Quora, "Is it possible to for me to be monitored through a device injected inside me, like a camera? How do cameras work? I'm a schizophrenic and I'm scared."

It's a question and answer website, you can ask questions, answer questions, or look at someone else's answers to a different question.
Thank you so much!💕
 
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