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i've heard it can be triggered through extreme levels of stress and doing drugs. how bad does this stress have to be? can you have tons of anxiety and still not get it?
 
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Mate, stop right there. You don't need to know the answer to that cause next you'll be thinking am I stressed enough to get it? It could happen any day now.

You have to have something wrong with your brain to have a psychotic episode. If you do have something wrong then alot of stress or too much drugs can bring this out. But usually this happens in the late teens & early twenties.

I'm not a doctor, as your pscyh or health professional to put you at ease.
 

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Mate, stop right there. You don't need to know the answer to that cause next you'll be thinking am I stressed enough to get it? It could happen any day now.
true. i thought about that before i posted.
 

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not to be negative, but i actually had a couple psychotic episodes, but at the same time i was aware kind of of what was happening to me. i went to the hospital 3 times in like 5 days, it was horrible.

i think it was me thinking stress. i also thought people were out to get me for some reason, and even wen't i wen't to see my doctor i was freakin out, i was like no nobody believes me, the doctors think i'm crazy, am i crazy? thats what i was thinking.

i had a panic attack when i wen't to see my psychiatrist, i was like freakin out. it was prolly the amount of pot i smoked a month before plus depersonalization which lead to a lot of anxiety and stress and turned me a little psychotic, but right now i'm doing good. i'm not schizo or nething, i;ve seen 2 psych's and they don't think i am, but at that time i was in pretty bad shape, still trying to recover from that, because that was traumatic for me, so now i'm still going through major depersonalization/derealiztion from the horrible 3 hospital expieriences. I never want to go to a hospital again, unless i really need too. and at the whole time i was in the hospital i was like what the hell am i doing here, i'm not crazy, whats happening to me, fucking scary dude, i hope i don't ever get back like that again, but i don't think i'm psychotic at the time i was. but yea too much stress anxiety obsessive thinking, paranoia, and drugs can cause, even after a month or longer that you did the drugs. you will get better, day by day everyone will, and i will too. i wish i had my freakin short term memory back, its horrible.
 

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if i had a couple psychotic episodes does that really mean there's something wrong with my brain? i should really get my brain checked now, cuz i'm scared that my brain will never function normally again, and i haven't gotten my brain checked yet. time to see the neuro soon.
 

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if i had a couple psychotic episodes does that really mean there's something wrong with my brain?
As far as I know there are two schools of thought about what triggers psychosis, one that says psychosis and other mental illnesses are all to do with the brain structure and anomalies in the brain structure and another that says they are more to do with repressed ideas that are psychological. I don't know which one is true to be honest but I think probably a combination of brain abnormalities and psychological reasons.
 

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i think what i had were really bad panic attacks and not psychoses, but i was kinda freakin out, i'm not sure which one it was, but it def was the weed that made me scared and paranoid for a month, and crazy thoughts. so should i keep taking my anti-psychotic meds, even though i don't think i am psychotic. i don't want to take them and i don't know what to do. do you think smoking weed again would reverse the curse or just initiate another panic attack or some psychotic thinking again?
 

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do you think smoking weed again would reverse the curse or just initiate another panic attack or some psychotic thinking again?
No don't they'll induce the same reaction again, I know last time I smoked weed it made my dp worse and made me paranoid.
 

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i've heard it can be triggered through extreme levels of stress and doing drugs. how bad does this stress have to be?
Stick

It won't happen for you dude. It would have happened long ago when all this began for you. You are ok, and will never go insane.
 

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when i was at the hospital they thought that i was insane, but i still knew wut was goin on kinda i was scared out of my mind. i was kind of psychotic, but like i knew what was happening in a sense, i was just soo scared of doctors and of being in the hospital and i thought they were actually trying to hurt me instead of help me, i thought i was gonna die they didn't even give me anything to calm me down till later. they think is i wasn't goin crazy i was just scared out of my mind i think, and possibly goin a little insane, but i was still kind of consious of what was happening but it didn't seem real, does that make me psychotic? ever since then my dp got worse it was actually getting better till the hospital visits.
 

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Being scared to the point of being irrational (like you seemed to be), and being psychotic are not even closely related.
 
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