What is paranoid personality disorder (PPD)?
PPD is a long-term mental health condition. PPD causes you to be suspicious, distrusting, and hostile toward others. These thoughts and behaviors can cause problems with your relationships and daily activities.
What causes PPD?
The cause may not be known. Your risk is higher if you have a family history of PPD, delusions, or schizophrenia. You are also at risk if you were abused or neglected as a child.
What are the symptoms of PPD?
You may have PPD if at least 5 of the following are true:
- You do not easily feel empathy (know how someone else feels). You often show no emotion when someone is upset. It is hard for you to have close relationships. You have trouble creating direction in your life. You do not have a sense of your own identity.
- You think other people will harm, trick, or take advantage of you. You think your friends are not loyal or have let you down. You suspect your partner has been unfaithful. You search for proof that your friends or partner cannot be trusted.
- You are nervous about talking to others. You are afraid they will use the information against you. You think certain people are trying to insult you, make you look bad, or threaten your reputation. You hear a person say one thing, but you think he or she means something else. You are defensive when others make comments. You argue, pick fights, or get angry.
- You often hold grudges. You cannot forgive people you think tried to hurt you. You may see certain people as your enemies. You may try to take legal action against them. read more
Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects less than one percent of the U.S. population. When schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, trouble with thinking and lack of motivation. However, with treatment, most symptoms of schizophrenia will greatly improve and the likelihood of a recurrence can be diminished.
While there is no cure for schizophrenia, research is leading to innovative and safer treatments. Experts also are unraveling the causes of the disease by studying genetics, conducting behavioral research, and using advanced imaging to look at the brain’s structure and function. These approaches hold the promise of new, and more effective therapies.
The complexity of schizophrenia may help explain why there are misconceptions about the disease. Schizophrenia does not mean split personality or multiple-personality. Most people with schizophrenia are not any more dangerous or violent than people in the general population. While limited mental health resources in the community may lead to homelessness and frequent hospitalizations, it is a misconception that people with schizophrenia end up homeless or living in hospitals. Most people with schizophrenia live with their family, in group homes or on their own.
As someone who has experienced hearing voices for many years, I could both identify and relate to the lyrics (included under video) in this video. Even if you’ve never experienced hearing voices, this video is high energy and well done!
Voices in my head again
Trapped in a war inside my own skin
They’re pulling me under.
I’ve swallowed myself but the fever remains
I’m numb to the pleasure but still feel the pain
If I showed you my soul, would you cover your eyes?
If I told you the truth, would you dare me to lie?
I keep it all inside because I know that man is every thing but kind
Voices in my head again
Beating me in a war I can’t win
I can hear them now
Trapped in a game inside my own skin
And I don’t know myself anymore
They’re pulling me under
As I walk through this valley of shadows and death
I curse not the “wicked”, I praise not the “blessed”
If I told you the truth, you’d beg me to change
If fear were a currency, you’d own the bank
I don’t want to live so calloused and frozen / ugly and hopeless
I don’t want to live forever, I just want to live right now
You can’t take me from me
I keep it all inside because I know that man is everything but kind
Constant talking with the voices, leads me to more drinking and an attempt to exercise the voices away
Communicating with the “Feds” through Google, — does not seem to be working!
Just wanted to post a review of the videos I have posted so far. For those who are new, about ten years ago, I was hearing voices occasionally, I was drinking, and I was doing drugs. (I am sure that helped the voices become more intense.) Approximately five years ago, the voices became 24/7, and started to gain control of me. This is My Story: (please like and subscribe and share w/ anyone who may be going through anything similar) – any feedback is appreciated
Voices almost have me fighting one my best friends, literally over spilled milk! This was one of the main incidents, that led to the first of six or seven hospitalizations. This was the result of years of untreated addiction and mental health issues, and created a dangerous situation for me and a friend of over forty years!
The voices are becoming clear and constant, when I told my friend I thought we were talking to each other through the floor, he told me it never happened, and I needed some rest!
FROM: INSANE100 BLOG OWNER
To anyone following this blog, I appreciate your support! I started this blog in June of 2018 to share my story of addiction and hearing voices. I am not a great writer, so me and my sister thought putting my story on video might be a better option. In the mean time I have been posting articles dealing with mental health. I hope these articles have brought some attention to mental illness and/or addiction. While I will continue to post articles dealing w/ mental health/illness, I would also like to share my story, any feedback will be appreciated.