I am suffering from Depression and relapses now. I seem to have another relapse now.I have delusions and hear voices. This has happened may times now. I earlier lived in US but now in India. I was not even diagnoised in the beginning as was not sure what problem was. Later consulted psychiatrist, medicines work to some extent for me,but i have a relapse if i dot use them.Another thing i am not sure is if i have
psychosis/OCD or Schizophrenia.
I dont know how to goabout it. I now just use prescription and get Meds,
I am not consulting anyone each time. Maybe this week i am going through some other stuff which is makig me feel bad. I had one relapese year beginning i was on meds,but stopped 4 weeks ago. I have few other things i conclused, i will visit Psychiatrist if i dont get well, Consider psychotherapy, make some lifestyle changes. I am looking for feedback and suggestions. I am tired of this stuff. Here in India Psychotherapy is not organized as far as i know,i attended in US it has helped little bit.
Hey r_valipe ~ Having a relapse when you don't use your meds sounds as if you more than likely have a chemical imbalance.
So you've never tried therapy? That'll help you work through problems... And possibly help you deal with those relapses better. If you can't access a therapist in India, how about looking into a support group for people with depression? There might be something like that at a local hospital.
Making changes in your life will help too. If things that are happening are making you feel depressed.
Good luck to you and let us know how you're doing. Hugs ~ Sly
"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." ~ Lao Tzu
medicines work to some extent for me,but i have a relapse if i dot use them
i agree with you. you did well to consult with a psychiatrist, and to try to get into some form of therapy. these are great things that you can do to help yourself. and, i'm sure that all countries have at least hospitals where they have trained mental health practitioners to help you understand your mental health issues better.
one thing i wanted to say though, is that when you have depression with so-called psychotic features, you MUST stay on the medications. you cannot simply take them once in a while or use them only sporadically. you need to take them very carefully and exactly, for them to work best, and to help you with the delusions and with the voices.
there is one particular individual on this site who suffers from possibly the same thing you do. i hope he will read your post and offer you more information, as he is going through it (and has been battling this) for years.
so, please continue to seek help for your health. and continue to come here and talk about your problems and those other events that may have bothered you. only if you wish to.
best wishes to you!
Be kinder than necessary,
Because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle...
I was diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features. I too wondered whether or not I had SZ when I was hallucinating and delusional. My doctor gave me the psycotic diagnosis, and told me the major difference between schizophrenia and psychosis is that SZs cannot/have difficulty separating hallucinations/delusions from reality. I had a pretty decent handle on what was actual and things I saw that made no sense.
I hope you can get the proper assistance you need. I know, even with the correct meds, that when the psychosis was bad, I felt like I was very close to losing total control of my thoughts and actions. God bless.