I have quite a few symptoms of psychosis, but I'm not diagnosed and there is no way ill be seeing a therapist anytime soon. so do you have any tips that could help me sorta self diagnose myself?
Dealing with psychosis is hard, but it’s a type of symptom that doesn’t need a diagnosis to cope with. It can appear in a number of different situations, and it’s best to focus on coping skills for symptoms that are causing you significant distress or are impacting your ability to live the life you want. Some helpful coping skills for me have been reality checks, grounding activities, and a buddy system for dealing with bad episodes. Here are some resources for dealing with psychosis:
- Psychotic experiences: Explains pyschotic experiences, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
- Psychosis: NAMI’s page on psychosis, symptoms, definitions, and treatment
- Reality Journal
- You Feel Like Shit – An Interactive Self Care Guide might help you calm down during an episode
Best of luck and stay strong