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Psychedelic induced psychosis
    #3461072 - 12/07/04 08:06 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Rather then jack the other thread in here on this topic, I am making a new one to share my own experience with shroomy psychosis. 

I find this kind of stuff very interesting, and thanks to Wiccan Seeker for his in-depth responses on the subject. 

It started 7 months ago when I thought I was ready to go further with the mushroom.  I took five grams on May 7th, 2004 and that was it.   

I had a difficult time integrating the trip...it had been just too...searing, too intense, too unforgetable.  The most insane experience I've ever had.  "I" existed as only particles and patterns of infinite existence. Afterwards, I felt like truth had been nailed into my brain.  Anyway, afterwards, I had some issues. 

I kept seeing fully formed people out of the corner of my eye and heard them whispering to me.  And everytime I looked at something, I had all these patterns in my mind.  I can't explain it, except I felt as though I was seeing the fabric of whatever I was looking at, as though I had stripped it to the very particles it was made of and I was determining the pattern.  I was also having "God" talk to me, or who I thought was God.  This escalated to the point where I was too frightened to even take a shower or leave the house, because I feared being taken away by men in black masks who knew that I had "figured out" the universe and now I had to die for it. 

I thought that was "it" for me.  I thought I had finally crossed over to the world of insanity.  I was scared to tell anyone, because I didn't want them to confirm my suspicions...that I was crazy.  I had a history of mental health "problems," with a string of diagnoisis's under my belt.  I also was terrifed that someone would blame my crazyness on the shrooms, who I felt didn't do anything wrong.  "It's not the shrooms," I kept telling myself, "just me."  I was way too paranoid to reach out for help, and started feeling trapped in my own insanity, which made me feel suicidal and self-destructive. 

In a sort of frantic desperation, I decided to trip again.  There was a sense of having to "get back on the horse" and also there was a question that needed to be answered, "What the hell happened to me that night?" 

I took three grams a month after my five gram trip.  Well, it was difficult, but many things became illuminated for me.  It wasn't fun in any sense of the word.  The mushroom took me to places in my mind that I knew had existed but I had never evaluated.  I had the classic shroom-telepathy with my fellow travelers, and experienced more auditory hallucinations.  Anyway, I found what I was looking for.  That trip really helped me integrate the lessons hammered into me from my five gram trip.  Afterwards, I felt I was ready to heal and move on. 

Keep in mind that I am not suggesting those who are struggling with any sort of psychosis to keep tripping!!!  It was helpful for me, but everyone is different. 

7 months after all of this, I find I am adjusting and integrating my tripping experiences better then I ever have.  I am more grounded then I ever was before.  My trips have changed their "tone" ever since this incident, to the point where I never take them to have fun anymore.  If fun happens, yay that's great, but I know they serve higher purpose in my life now. 

In my sober life, I still have auditory hallucinations, visuals, and the "pattern thing," but for some reason, it doesn't scare me anymore.  I still get paranoid, but I'm able to laugh it off.  I think I stopped worrying whether or not I was crazy, and just started trying to learn from the weird stuff that happens to me.  I am able to "let go" better then before too.  I guess I've just found contentment in my perception of the world, crazy or not. 

With all the posts on weed/shroom psychosis lately, I just wanted to share my experience with it.  I think it's important to realize that we all take a risk whenever we meet with our wonderful chemical allies.  RESPECT is the key word.  Know Thyself!!  Try to stay grounded in your sober life.  And if you "ask" for teaching by taking a large dose, make sure you mean it!  Stuff you thought never existed could become blindingly evident.  Be careful with yourselves, fellow trippers.  :heart: 


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Edited by EllemyshShade (12/08/04 08:38 PM)


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3463448 - 12/08/04 08:42 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

I used to be prertty fearless of anydose of lsd or mushrooms.

Not anymore.... I got my ass kicked good and hard by much smaller dose then my max was. It left me feeling like i was going crazy for a while and i had to fight all these odd OCD like tendancies. I am all good now, but that was the single most intense expierence in my life.


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3463466 - 12/08/04 08:53 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Not to you Elle, in general

Why must we schedule trips? If you don't have one every few months, do you lose all knowledge you've previously gained?

Of course not. If you can integrate your experiences well, one trip a year should be more than enough. If you come back to psychedelics with nothing in mind, no purpose, other than to get 'out there' it tends to bite one in the ass in the long run.


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: Organic]
    #3463523 - 12/08/04 09:35 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Good point...

I don't schedule trips anymore. When I first started out, I did, just because I wanted to make sure I didn't like shrooms too much, heh. Now I just trip whenever I feel like it, whether that means every other week or every four months. I try to trip whenever it feels right now.


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3463579 - 12/08/04 10:09 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Are you schizophrenic? I mean, you have 90% of the symptoms it seems to me (I'm no doctor though so I could be wrong). I THINK those symptoms generally get worse and worse the more you trip...

Be safe. :sun: :happyheart:


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: bf6]
    #3463640 - 12/08/04 10:32 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

bf6 said:
Are you schizophrenic?




No, I don't think so.  What really gets me worked up is worrying about it.  Nowadays I've just sort of accepted the fact that I might be crazy.  :smile:


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3463651 - 12/08/04 10:35 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Like I said then... Please be safe.  :happyheart:


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3463779 - 12/08/04 11:24 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Elle- Thanks so much for sharing this. I've had a very similar experience many years ago. Mine happened to be with LSD. I've given hints to this experience in other posts, but I will relate it here, because I think it's an appropriate thread to do so.

(OK, now that I wrote this I see it's a bunch of rambling. Sorry. Maybe some of it makes sense.)

My experience occurred when I was 17 years old. It was 1986, and I was a senior in HS. In the several months prior, I had been dosing on LSD 4 or 5 times a week. I was using lots of coke. Ecstacy was high quality and cheap back then, and I used it a lot. I smoked lots of pot.

On memorial day weekend in 1986, 3 friends and I drove to Destin, FL. We were fully stocked on drugs- several sheets of acid and lots of coke and pot. One of my friends, Greg, loved coke as much as me, and we started snorting as soon as we headed to FL. We did line after line all night long. I have no idea how much we did that night, but I'd guess it was several grams each. There was no sleep that night.

Greg and I got separated from our other two buddies when we got to Florida. We couldn't find them that night. We hooked up with some other people and hung out at their apartment that night. I recall sitting on the balcony overlooking the beach as the sun rose. Greg pulled out a half sheet of acid and handed me 25 hits. He held the other 25. The most I had ever done prior to this was about 10 hits, spaced out over a few hours. This time we dosed on all 25 each in one dose. Take into account that we had been up for at least 24 hours and doing coke all night, as well as smoking pot. We were not thinking too well.

The day is a blur, but several things I can recall. First was our attempt to eat breakfast in a restaurant about an hour after dosing. When our plates arrived, the entire restaurant was melting. The waitress looked like she was made of rubber, stretching out in all kinds of wierd shapes. Little black bugs were crawling all over me and everything else. This wasn't scary as I'd seen them before, and we called them our friends. Eating was impossible. Laughing was all we could do. We through down some money and ran out of the diner and out onto the beach.

We found a dune and sat down and smoked a joint. We spotted a Bronco with flashing cop lights coming toward us over the dunes. We stuffed all our drugs into the sand and started walking. The cop got to us and fucked with us bad. I know we smelled like pot and looked like were on drugs, and he made us empty our pockets. He found nothing and left. We went back and found our drugs, which was hard since everything looked the same.

We ran down and found a more remote location on the beach. We laid down and watched the clouds. The clouds were alive, reaching down like huge hands. Turning into dragons and flying out of the sky. This is where things became incomprehensible, and frightening.

I was suddenly not looking up but down. I was looking at me. I was no longer tripping. I was no longer fucked up. Everything was seen and felt with perfect clarity. I was in fact no longer in my body. Was I dead? I don't think so, but maybe. I've had out of body experiences since then that did not scare me like this. I believe now, looking back, that what scared me most was the realization that came to me that I was a drug addict. I had to get back into my body to feel the effects of the drugs. If I didn't have my body, I couldn't feel. This is when I discovered that not only would I not feel drugs, but I wouldn't be able to feel anything other physical sense that comes with having a body. I suddenly knew what hell was. Hell is this- being so attached to things of the world that you suffer without them when they are gone.

A person who is addicted to cigarettes when alive is still addicted to cigarettes when dead. The only difference is that the person can't get the fix. Same for heroin, alcohol, sex, or any other addiction.

I realized that I had to overcome my addictions in order to be ready for death. I knew I had to change.

With this realization came a fear beyond description. I screamed and struggled to get back into my body. I was back in my body almost instantaneous with my scream. I actually sat up screaming... and totally freaked Greg out.

The hallucinations instantly returned. My panic was incredible. Fortunately I had a good friend with me who was able to calm me down. I was able to decide that I would deal with my issues after the trip, but they never left my mind.

At some point we made it back into the resort area. When we arrived there was not a lot of people there. During the morning hours this changed. There were thousands of people showing up. I turned to talk to Greg and he was gone. I was all alone, and this was fucked up. Everyone I looked at was possessed. Everyone looked like demons. Everyone was out to get me. I heard voices calling my name, and I'd turn and no one was there.

I ran back out to the beach and found a place I could be alone. I sat there for hours tripping like never before. I heard voices and saw faces that were real, but on a different plane. The trip continued into the evening.

I found my other two buddies at around 6 pm. I was still tripping but not as hard. My friend who was driving had a suburban with the seats pulled out of the back and mattresses laid out for us to sleep. I got on one and stayed there the rest of the evening. I slept there while everyone else was out partying on the beach. I couldn't deal with being with people.

I did not do any drugs the rest of that weekend. I was a really lame person to hang out with I'm sure. No one could understand what I had been through.

My life changed from that experience. I still had many drug abuse problems. Quitting coke was very difficult, but from then on I knew what I needed to do.

I also experienced frequent flashbacks for months following this trip. I'd frequently hear voices calling my name or saying things to me. I'd have visual hallucinations. Smoking pot certainly didn't help, as I'd have intense hallucinations anytime I did. It was months before I used acid again, and I used it very infrequently after that- maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I haven't used acid since around 1991. I stopped using coke altogether in the late 80s. I've not smoked pot in at least 10 years. I drink alcohol maybe once or twice a year.

My drug of choice now is shrooms. I use them more often than I probably should at times, but when this starts to happen I fortunately realize it and am able to stop. Sometimes I will use shrooms several times in a matter of a few weeks, then I'll stop for months. I went 3 years without doing drugs of any kind. I took that time to get through law school. After completing law school, 7 years ago, I had my first shroom trip. It was an incredible experience. It made me realize how wonderful shrooms can be if used correctly and not abused.

To this day I still have sypmtoms that would probably be considered psychotic by psychologists. I hear things and see things that I know aren't there. I understand, however, that we are not alone. We exist on one of many planes of existence, and occasionally we tap into other planes. Since I understand this, it's not something that scares me.


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: bf6] * 1
    #3463797 - 12/08/04 11:30 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Although some forms of insanity are legitamte, some forms of insanity are merely to protect the stupid masses from the insights of the insane one. For example, homosexuals used to be institutionalized, Falon Gong Members in China are being locked up in asylums, etc. Maybe those who use psychedelics get the diagnosis because those in power are threatened by those insights.

The only difference from what Ellenmyshshade describes and some christian fundementalist who think Jesus has plans for what they do every day is the social acceptability of the belief. Since the diagnosis of insanity includes a component that the delusional beliefs are not culturally normal (A latin american woman who believed her dead ansestors were haunting her would not be insane, while an american who believed the same would), the christian who talks to jesus isn't insane but she is.

Personally, I think this is a bullshit way to entreanch things like christianity by dismissing the insights of people like those in her position. She is hardly insane.


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: tomk]
    #3463824 - 12/08/04 11:37 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Did I say she was insane?


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: bf6]
    #3466405 - 12/08/04 08:04 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

I have been thinking back to my own derealization/brink of ego loss, from smoking my self out way too hard about 6 months ago. Most people think you can't really fuck yourself up with pot, but I certainly did.

It was about 2 weeks after a pretty intense mescaline trip. Several days before I decided to test the water with a few tokes from a joint, to see if I could handle weed after the trip. It seemed that I could. I got very excited. Several days later I ended up smoking roughly about 5-6 bong hits of sativa chronic by myself in my parents basement.

What followed was totally crazy. It felt like if my thoughts were sentences, that weed was like cutting them shorter and shorter and they begin to imply different things with different associations. It got to the point were my thoughts were getting obliterated as they came and I was almost unable to think at all. Here I saw things making no sense at all and I think I was trapped in he Void. With my thoughts dying, 'I' was also dying. It felt like I was that guy in the Lawnmower Man were he goes over his brain in virtual reality with the lawnmower. My mind was being destroyed right in front of me.

Comming down I thought about death and the impermenance of time. All I can really remember is that as soon as I was sober I pretty much had a nervous breakdown. Everything seemed pointless, unreal, cold, and tragic. I could only sleep during the day because I was afraid of the night. It's hard to describe but it was like total depersonalization/derealization, paranoia about everything and major depression. Yet, as much as I can tell you about it, I really don't remember it anymore.

Now that I am ok again I am wondering, just what did happen to me? I remember this horrible thought that wouldn't stop haunting me, but now it only seems like a vague memory. On the one hand, I'm glad it has left me, but on the other hand, I can't remember why I felt so horrible. I want to be able free myself from whatever lingering imprints which remain, so I feel I must revisit and understand the experience.

Anyway, I just thought it was interesting Ellemyshade posting about this, because I was just thinking about comming to terms with my own crisis.


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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3466790 - 12/08/04 09:05 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Great posts guys...thanks Divided_Sky and Supernova for sharing your experiences.  I changed the title of this thread accordingly. 

Divided, I think I know what you mean with your weed experience. 
During my five gram trip, it was the weed I smoked that catapulted me up "there," so then every time I smoked weed afterwards, I would get incredible flashbacks to my five gram trip.  Almost intolerable.  It was a scary mind-fuck almost every time because my mind associated that crazy-insanity with weed.  It took gentle toking for many weeks before I was able to smoke without feeling like my trip was happening all over again. 

Supernova, what you wrote:

Quote:

A person who is addicted to cigarettes when alive is still addicted to cigarettes when dead. The only difference is that the person can't get the fix. Same for heroin, alcohol, sex, or any other addiction. 




Wow, that really hit a chord within me.  I can see why that realization would have produced such terror.  The most intense part is, I suspect that statement might be true.  From reading your report, it seems that there is no doubt that you were changed for the better from your terrifying experience, is that right?  Because I feel the same way.  Even though I had never been so horribly terrified ever, I am so, so, thankful that it happened.  It really changed my life. 

This has led me to ponder another idea, going back to the "place" that had scared me so badly.  I know it will happen.  I will take that journey again.  It is up to me to find peace in that state where instead I had only found terror.  The scariest thing about doing it again, is that this time, I know well the consequences of what can happen, heh.  If and when I do go back to that mental state, I will be prepared to give up everything.  No more fighting, and no more struggling.  I firmly believe that my terror came from fighting against the trip, like a bug trying to swim upstream in a flashflood. 

What can I say...that horrifying trip changed me for the better once I stopped worrying about my sanity. Once I found acceptance afterwards, all panic just faded away.  And despite my issues, I think I can honestly say that it was absolutely awesome.  :smile:


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Re: Shroom induced psychosis [Re: bf6] * 2
    #3467541 - 12/08/04 11:26 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

I don't think those symptoms after a strong psychedelic experience make you in any way schizophrenic. Real schizophrenia has much more severe symptoms/delusions that are in most cases not related to drug experiences.

Bear in mind, you just had a psychedelic experience, not a can of soda. Psychedelic experience--the equivalent of child birth, your own birth, your own death--just as monumental of an experience if you make it so.

I've struggled with my sanity many times relating to psychedelic experiences. But, looking back it was all worry..."Am I the only one thinking this way?" "Am I spiralling further into madness?", etc, etc. Our society sucks, in countless ways accepted norms are polar opposites to psychedelic revelations, and society's job is to nail that into your head.

I've tripped around a thousand times total, with ~75% of my experiences being on LSD. I've had a I have friends that have used psychedelics as much, possibly more. I can tell you from my first and second hand experiences that these feelings are normal after an earth shattering trip. How one integrates and acts on the experience is the deciding factor in personal evolution.

All have different ways of embracing revelations, preaching them on a street corner, writing it down and spreading it, or questioning yourself all the way to the doctor's office.

I choose a stoic approach to daily life, indifferent to my pain/suffering and pleasure, seeking only to live, evolve, and spread love. Basically to experience. What else I ask you is the point? I'm content on this path, everyone has their own  :sun:


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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3467720 - 12/09/04 12:01 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Elle- I do believe you have discovered the true magic of the mushroom. Taking that horrifying experience and discovering your potential to change for the better shows that you have come to respect the power of the magic. Now that you have found it, you can go deeper than ever before. I am able to take pretty large doses now and give over myself to the experience. This is what mushrooms are all about. Once you have respect for them, you no longer will fear what they do. An intense level 5 trip becomes a journey, not a nightmare. Some people fail to discover this and give up on shrooms. I'm so glad you made it. Peace to you!

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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3468525 - 12/09/04 02:25 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: Zero7a1]
    #3469944 - 12/09/04 12:37 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

While I have nothing to contribute to this thread, I feel obligated to say that I think it's fascinating. :thumbup:


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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: mushrea]
    #3471936 - 12/09/04 07:29 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

i'm dxed as schizo. just wanted to point out - you know what it sounds like when non drug users talk about drugs, drug addiction, what its like to be high, etc...? some of them are open to discussion and realize their own ignorance, while some swear that herb makes people hallucinate and walk in front of cars. and thats about something as mainstream as drugs. just imagine how much ignorance there is about this - only a short while ago they were sticking ice picks through our eyes and swirling them around.


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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: sideshowbob] * 2
    #3475867 - 12/10/04 01:57 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

when you recrystalize - or come solid after a trip - it can be a big relief, especially if the multidimensional gas cloud time warp dream synch reality had been difficult.

the more condensed version of personality can run pretty well on autopilot. but if the autopilot thing is a on the blink, coming down may be no picnic.

just completely losing it is sometimes a good thing, like having a breakdown, it really does break some of the old habits.

afterwards going back and forth gently is good for letting the new personality form more softly around certain areas that had led to the breakdown in the first place.

personality can be fragile, but mind is very resiliant.


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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: sideshowbob] * 1
    #3476412 - 12/10/04 03:44 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

There is much ignorance about psychosis and schizophrenia. Worse yet while it's inappropriate to say thinks like "aww get AIDS and fuck off" psychosis and schizophrenia are abused in a social context without anyone grasping the shocking nature and the drama the disease can cause.

So here it is, information from the Diagnostic Statistics Manual.
Before saying stuff to pleople like "he's a schitzo" or whatever please open your heart for the true features of the disease and try to empathize what it is like:

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Symptoms of Schizophrenia

The following specific diagnostic criteria are reproduced verbatim (except for codings and page references) from the DSM-IV, the immediate predessor of the current DSM-IV TR (where 'IV TR' indicates fourth edition, text revision).

Diagnostic Criteria for Schizophrenia

A. Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period (or less if successfully treated):

* delusions
* hallucinations
* disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence)
* grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior
* negative symptoms, i.e., affective flattening, alogia, or avolition

Note: Only one Criterion A symptom is required if delusions are bizarre or hallucinations consist of a voice keeping up a running commentary on the person's behavior or thoughts, or two or more voices conversing with each other.

B. Social/occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time since the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self-care are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset (or when the onset is in childhood or adolescence, failure to achieve expected level of interpersonal, academic, or occupational achievement).

C. Duration: Continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least 6 months. This 6-month period must include at least 1 month of symptoms (or less if successfully treated) that meet Criterion A (i.e., active-phase symptoms) and may include periods of prodromal or residual symptoms. During these prodromal or residual periods, the signs of the disturbance may be manifested by only negative symptoms or two or more symptoms listed in Criterion A present in an attenuated form (e.g., odd beliefs, unusual perceptual experiences).


1. Paranoid Type

A type of Schizophrenia in which the following criteria are met:

* Preoccupation with one or more delusions or frequent auditory hallucinations.
* None of the following is prominent: disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat or inappropriate affect.

2. Catatonic Type

A type of Schizophrenia in which the clinical picture is dominated by at least two of the following:

* motoric immobility as evidenced by catalepsy (including waxy flexibility) or stupor
* excessive motor activity (that is apparently purposeless and not influenced by external stimuli)
* extreme negativism (an apparently motiveless resistance to all instructions or maintenance of a rigid posture against attempts to be moved) or mutism
* peculiarities of voluntary movement as evidenced by posturing (voluntary assumption of inappropriate or bizarre postures),
* stereotyped movements, prominent mannerisms, or prominent grimacing
* echolalia or echopraxia

3. Disorganized Type

A type of Schizophrenia in which the following criteria are met:

* All of the following are prominent:
o disorganized speech
o disorganized behavior
o flat or inappropriate affect
* The criteria are not met for Catatonic Type.

4. Undifferentiated Type

A type of Schizophrenia in which symptoms that meet Criterion A are present, but the criteria are not met for the Paranoid, Disorganized, or Catatonic Type.

5. Residual Type

A type of Schizophrenia in which the following criteria are met:

* Absence of prominent delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior.
* There is continuing evidence of the disturbance, as indicated by the presence of negative symptoms or two or more symptoms listed in Criterion A for Schizophrenia, present in an attenuated form (e.g., odd beliefs, unusual perceptual experiences).

Associated features

* Learning Problem
* Hypoactivity
* Psychosis
* Euphoric Mood
* Depressed Mood
* Somatic or Sexual Dysfunction
* Hyperactivity
* Guilt or Obsession
* Sexually Deviant Behavior
* Odd/Eccentric or Suspicious Personality
* Anxious or Fearful or Dependent Personality
* Dramatic or Erratic or Antisocial Personality


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Re: Psychedelic induced psychosis [Re: MOTH]
    #3476429 - 12/10/04 03:47 PM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Wow, great thread. I want to share, too, but I think I'll have to reflect on just what it is I have to add.

I just know that I don't enjoy being terrified.


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