Psychosis Salamander
i constantly feel pressure or something on the top of my head when there's nothing there and it's really frustrating. is that a hallucination?
Anonymous

Hmm i’d need more detail then that but it could be a psychical thing. I’ve had all sorts of head pains and the ones like that should not be ignored. What you’re describing COULD be a tension headache, sinus infection, etc. 

If this has been happening quite a bit and is worrying you I do suggest a check up if you can because strange head pain needs to be addressed and they will be able to know if it is a hallucination or not. 

Good luck!

killyouranxiety:

someone requested resources/tips for dealing with paranoia, there’s very few resources i’ve seen for this sort of thing, having dealt with it myself i know it’s pretty tough to deal with. here are some tips from my own experiences and a few websites (i’ll include links later in the post)
get enough sleep. i know it can be hard to get sleep sometimes, i’ve had terrible insomnia my whole life and its still a daily struggle to get enough rest, but getting enough sleep makes so much difference. if you struggle with sleeping here are some resources
http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/sleep-problems-tips/
http://www.helpguide.org/life/sleep_tips.htm
http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips

for help with nightmares,
http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips
http://www.lucidity.com/EWLD10.html

avoid drugs, alcohol and caffeine, i don’t want to sound like your middle school health teacher here but drugs and alcohol can really hurt you badly if you have any sort of mental disorder or if you’re on any medication. caffeine can trigger manic episodes and cause complications with adderall and other ADHD/ADD medication. even drugs that are used casually without any harmful effects can cause a bad reaction if your brain chemical balence is abnormal or if you’re on any medication.
eat well and drink lots of water. this is just a general health thing, if you’re not eating/drinking enough your whole system is out of wack
useful things to try during a paranoid episode, a lot of these are used in cognitive behavioural therapy, one of the most successful therapy techniques currently being used. if you have/could get access to a therapist/mental health professional ask about this method because a trained professional can really help in some cases.
recognize patterns of thought, think back to previous paranoid episodes and see how your thoughts develop and if they stem from a trigger of some sort. try and remember this pattern so you can recognize it in the future and use that realization to comfort yourself and remind yourself that your thinking isn’t rational 
write down a list of evidence to challenge your harmful thoughts. basically make two columns, write your thought down and then write evidence that supports your thought and evidence that doesn’t support it. something like this

this website is a really really excellent guide to self-help cognitive behavioural therapy
seriously click on this http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/psychosis.htm
^^^
hopefully this was helpful, here are the resources i used as well as just useful sites to visit
http://zenhabits.net/meditation-for-beginners-20-practical-tips-for-quieting-the-mind/
http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/psychosis.htm
http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/paranoia/how-can-i-help-myself/
http://www.anxietybc.com/self-help-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-cbt
http://www.paranoidthoughts.com/coping.php (tips from other people on coping with paranoia)

killyouranxiety:

someone requested resources/tips for dealing with paranoia, there’s very few resources i’ve seen for this sort of thing, having dealt with it myself i know it’s pretty tough to deal with. here are some tips from my own experiences and a few websites (i’ll include links later in the post)

useful things to try during a paranoid episode, a lot of these are used in cognitive behavioural therapy, one of the most successful therapy techniques currently being used. if you have/could get access to a therapist/mental health professional ask about this method because a trained professional can really help in some cases.

hopefully this was helpful, here are the resources i used as well as just useful sites to visit

wesleysnipesofficial:

And the Oscar for best “my asthma, depression, anxiety, and chronic migraines aren’t ””that bad”” ” goes to me. For no one believing that any of these things are bad enough for me to even be able to get a doctors appointment or meds…

wesleysnipesofficial:

And the Oscar for best “my asthma, depression, anxiety, and chronic migraines aren’t ””that bad”” ” goes to me. For no one believing that any of these things are bad enough for me to even be able to get a doctors appointment or meds…


Image: 6-piece purple and green alternating colored background with a salamander. Text reads: 


TOP: Begin practicing lucid dreaming 


BOTTOM: can no longer tell difference between when in reality or dream.”

Now I don’t know how to stop lucid dreaming, and my dreams have become incredibly detailed and concise and realistic and the passage of time in my dreams feels the same as passage of time in reality, except for indefinite amounts of time can pass in a dream in only a few minutes in reality. What feels like days weeks and years in a dream for me is 6 or 7 hours of sleep.I feel like I’ve found an entire new dimension that I wasn’t supposed to know about and somehow I’m the only one to become aware of it.

Image: 6-piece purple and green alternating colored background with a salamander.
Text reads: 

  • TOP: Begin practicing lucid dreaming
  • BOTTOM: can no longer tell difference between when in reality or dream.”

Now I don’t know how to stop lucid dreaming, and my dreams have become incredibly detailed and concise and realistic and the passage of time in my dreams feels the same as passage of time in reality, except for indefinite amounts of time can pass in a dream in only a few minutes in reality. What feels like days weeks and years in a dream for me is 6 or 7 hours of sleep.
I feel like I’ve found an entire new dimension that I wasn’t supposed to know about and somehow I’m the only one to become aware of it.

dailyinterestingfacts:

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Probably the most common hallucination for me. Whats yours?

Probably the most common hallucination for me. Whats yours?