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Schizophrenia vs anxiety induced psychosis

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Aug 4, 2021
Wondering if anyone knows something about this?

I think I may actually have very bad anxiety (mainly social) that I avoid so much that I feel detached from myself. I think this, along with weed and feeling extra paranoid/anxious, has caused me to have psychotic episodes. I do not have weed now. I believe I'm stuck in a defense mechanism of avoidance that has caused my brain to have these experiences. I'm avoiding myself, I have a hard time listening to and staying with my emotions, I'm detached, it's all under the surface and bubbling over as psychosis. This is probably why meds haven't really worked. Does this make sense? Any ideas on what I should try to take?

Thank you.


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Nov 10, 2019
I would guess it is the cannabis that caused your psychosis.

Have you spoken to your doctor about your current symptoms?


Aug 4, 2021
These both make sense, thanks.
I'm confused, I'm scared, I don't know what to do, so I avoid myself = experience psychosis.

Yes I speak with my therapist and psychiatrist about all symptoms. They said it's undifferentiated schizophrenia but I think it's anxiety induced, and marijuana definitely has made me unbearably anxious in the past. (I think marijuana brought about how I actually feel, and it's hard to deal with) It's all social related, which goes back to my upbringing. I haven't experienced anything in about a year, but I also feel very detached from myself because I'm stuck in this coping mechanism of avoiding my emotions. I need to heal. It might sound weird but I might need to try marijuana again to get access to how I actually feel/work through things.
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