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I'm psychotic and know it.

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The standard model of psychosis is that patients have no insight. There's are patients like me who know they are psychotic. They can have intelligent conversation, but not maintain relationships, friendly but pathological mood swings, academic but cannot hold down a job.They have moments of normality, or the mind is a constant battlefield of who they really are - normal crazy human being and the psychosis trying to integrate itself into the host. This is only an opinion, everyone is individual.
 
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Have you been formally diagnosed?
 
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It is difficult to get statistics on how many have insight, but people on this forum do, since they know to come here in the first place.

I spent many years when ill, without knowing much about psychosis at all. Now I have good insight, but I can still learn from my peers.
 
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When I was psychotic had no insight whatsoever, I was just caught up in my delusions all day long.

I had a serious imbalance of chemicals going on though, firstly my Pineal gland was overproducing a chemical called DMT which is very similar to psilocybin found in magic mushrooms or LSD and my Pituitary gland was overproducing Opioids which were similar to ecstasy or amphetamines so I was off my head on my own chemicals all brought on by an excess of Dopamine.

It took a while for me to build up a resistance to these chemicals but eventually when I gained enough insight and started to question my delusions I sought out help from a doctor and got prescribed anti-psychotics which brought my Dopamine levels down and protects me from overproduction of the narcotic like chemicals the body can naturally make.

As I have strong beliefs into what caused this imbalance that goes against any psychiatric or medical explanation I suppose some would still call me delusional and that my psychosis is still on going.

What are your delusions based upon @Nought?
 
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I havnt been psychotic for 8 years now . But at the very beginning know I’m not ‘right’ . But then I reach a stage when I lose all insight and everything I do seems perfectly logical and it always others that are telling me I’m ill and I can’t see it at all
 
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My delusions aren't based on anything but I believe I'm channelled, with unevolved evil psyches, spiritual sludge like sewage, my demons, other people, that I'm being used like a conduit to dump spiritual rubbish to get answers or knowledge or something. Just being used.
 
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I wasn't aware when I was having delusions.
 
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I was not aware. Only looking back now really shows how far off the loop I really was.
 
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I knew something was off in the beginning but as time passed and I became more unwell, I lost that insight and became wrapped up in my delusions. It took a lot of therapy to bring me out of those false beliefs. That coupled with medication.
 
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