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I have delusion, but not hallucination


#1

Some psychiatrists gave me the diagnosis delusional disorder. Some psychiatrists think that i am in prodromal phase of schizophrenia, so they gave me the diagnosis psychosis, which is more general.

Is anyone here like me? Only delusions but not hallucination?


#2

I’m sorry I can’t help you more. I have hallucinations. But I do encourage you to listen to your doctors. Treat what you can. Hopefully, nothing else starts.


#3

At first I just had delusions and negative symptoms. I had a delusional disorder diagnosis and after about a year of no improvement they changed it to paranoid schizophrenia. I didn’t think I had it but my paranoia was severe.

Then I stopped my meds once and started hallucinating like a madman. Turns out the psychiatrist was right. I gave him hell. If I ever see him again I owe him an apology.


#4

There’s a well known schizophrenic named Elyn Saks who has just delusions and no hallucinations. You might want to google her TED Talk on the subject.


#5

If your delusions are bizarre, it’s schizophrenia and not delusional disorder


#6

My delusions are not bizzarre. I thought that my relatives and some professionals are gangs and they bullied me.

My psychiatrist suggested I come off medication after 2 years of complete remission. However, i am afraid my illness would get more severe if I do so. Currently, my functioning is quite good despite having some negative symptoms such as avolition. I may start hallucinating if I try coming off meds.


#7

I had just delusions. Maybe I’m on 3 years of remission. I don’t know if I was getting deluded during my second hospitalization (I just got a bit unstable, but it was more like a rebel than a deluded person). If that was not delusion, I have more than 3 years of remission, but, if that was delusion, I’ll make 2 years of remission in January.

Edit: just found out that negative symptoms are also taken in consideration when we talk about remission. So, in January, I complete around 1,5 year of remission.