I am new to this forum but I am not new to psychosis. You are the first person I have seen that also sees animals. I have had this problem for about 14 years (I am 33 now) and it is really scary. I also see people who talk about me with each other and yell at me. I was diagnosed as schizoaffective depressive type about 6 years ago. I have been on just about every antidepressant and antipsychotic out there and am currently on Abilify, Lamictal, Buspar and Cymbalta. None of these have any serious side effects for me. Keep trying different medications until you find something that helps.