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  1. I don't know what I should do with my life. Not because of a lack of possibilities, but because the possibilities are so many. In the past, I thought that I wasn't intelligent enough to study what I wanted, that I would ultimately fail at it, and that if I would even manage to finish my degree, I wouldn't be able to contribute anything. However, recently, I was administered an IQ test, and my results broke the test's ceilings, but only in the area of "non-verbal IQ" - the IQ needed for math, abstract reasoning, and such. In other words, my IQ is at least 155-160. This opens a huge number of possibilities. It means that I can (probably) actually pursue my interests and become good at them, and maybe even distinguish myself. If Feynman could win a Nobel Prize with a relatively mediocre IQ, why can't I at least become someone relatively known in the field I'm interested in? I have many areas of intense interest. Which ones should I pursue as my academic goal?: Mathematics-physics and theoretical physicsCognitive neuroscienceEconomicsPhilosophyComputer scienceWhich one of these is the least "saturated", and has the most opportunities for original research and valuable contributions? And which ones allow for the biggest contributions if one has a very high IQ? Also, I have a very good memory, with the ability to memorize thousands of objects in the correct order.
  2. Thanks for confirming what I thought. It seems like this has been done many times before, even from the times of the beginning of the Internet, with various sites offering "symptom checkers" to make possible diagnoses based on the symptoms - from mental health to other diagnoses. I think making apps to improve memory would be a good idea. I have a very good knowledge of mnemonics, so I could probably make an app which would teach mnemonics, provide quizzes and tests, timed practice, etc. This also provides a good business opportunity as I already own a site on mnemonics and memory improvement - I could sell my software on that site. And provide it for free for those who suffer from various pathologies which affect memory.
  3. In Bold ... this has happened to me before. But others IRL have not acknowledged their presence and speech. They can't see/hear anything. ​ ​So was it a complex visual hallucination as well?
  4. I have a big programming experience. Would it be grandiose and unrealistic for me to want to program a piece of software which is basically digital DSM or ICD? Basically, one enters symptoms, and gets a diagnosis. It would act according to simple rules - it would merely compare the entered symptoms to the DSM or ICD symptoms, and provide what diagnosis matches these symptoms, if any. It would only act as a diagnostic assistance tool, not some sort of artificial intelligence which would replace psychiatry. I realize that it would require a lot of time and dedication. I also realize that it most likely would be useless as psychiatry is very subjective and is currently based on human experience. Is it a grandiose plan? Does it reach the threshold of grandiose delusion? I asked several psychiatrists and nurses whether it was realistic, and got very mixed responses. The last psychiatrist I asked said that it would not be realistic since "there's always a human factor". I asked him whether it was a delusion, and he said "it's particular; we will talk about this later". What did he mean by "it's particular"?
  5. Is it possible to have hallucinations where you can see the other person talking, and others acknowledge their presence and speech, but it's in fact absent? Hallucinated scenes of sorts. Or when the other person talks to you in the face and is in front of you, but it's in fact an auditory hallucination, even though you met that person.
  6. I used to have psychotic symptoms in the past, before I was put on the right meds. However, these psychotic symptoms only lasted for days at a time, sometimes only a few hours, and then I regained full lucidity and insight. They could reoccur closely, within a few days of each other. Sometimes even within hours. Is this common in bipolar disorder? Sometimes, things like watching an inspiring video would provoke delusional thoughts of grandeur. Was this due to ultra rapid-cycling bipolar disorder?
  7. Is my psychologist shitty? He said that this isn't delusional, since other people have organized guerrilla resistance movements in the past, like Che Guevara did in Bolivia. This seems strange to me, so I made this thread. And what's the difference between people who realistically aspire to become professional revolutionaries (violent or non-violent) and people who are delusional and unrealistic about it?
  8. I can memorize thousands of objects (ex: numbers, ordinary objects, shapes, etc.) in the correct order. I can also divide very long numbers - up to trillions and more - in my head. Does anybody else present with savant abilities? Is it rare to present such abilities? What should I do with them? How could I turn them into a practical purpose (ex: a career)?
  9. Could you please tell me what each symptom/group of symptoms is called, if it's due to an ASD? Or at least, what its context is in the psychiatric literature. I was officially diagnosed with an ASD not so long time ago, and I'm wondering whether others on the spectrum experience these symptoms. After being stressed out for too long (ex: because there are too many people or too many stimulations) I lose all the ability to integrate what is happening into a whole picture. I can hear and see what's happening, but I don't understand anything. It's a complete mess. I can't even walk unassisted when this happens. It's the most horrible experience ever. However, I don't always panic nor feel anxious when this happens, so it's different from a panic attack imo.My ability to express emotion through facial expression and tone of voice deteriorates after stress.I'm concentrated on a sort of an abstract world more than the outside world. As a result, I often didn't respond to my name since I was a child.I'm not even aware of what is happening during a lesson or a lecture, unless the subject interests me. I may not even know what is being studied.
  10. What are auditory hallucinations like? I never heard voices. However, I sometimes heard other people say things which are very unlikely to be said. I once reality tested when this occurred by asking another person whether they heard this, and they said that they did. Is it still possible that I experience auditory hallucinations, and am just unaware of it? My main psychotic symptoms are delusions during very severe manias, by the way.
  11. So due to my severe bipolar disorder I often have career plans, goals and beliefs which are completely unrealistic and delusional. I either overvalue or undervalue myself, depending on my mood state. However, it's the overvaluing which causes the most damage usually. How to fight these manifestations of my disorder? Is there a way to make them less damaging?
  12. I know that the plan is unrealistic and grandiose now. I think you got my question wrong: I'm wondering WHETHER it's merely an unrealistic plan or something which could qualify as a delusion.
  13. So my grandfather had a mental disorder. All I know is that its name was "psychosis". However, this isn't very informative. Due to this disorder, he had psychotic episodes whenever he was subjected to severe stress, such a death of a family member or an illness. However, he was otherwise normal, social, and could communicate very well. What diagnosis do you believe fits him the best? I can't ask him since he's dead now.
  14. So when I was manic, I started a very ambitious project which I obviously see as abnormal now. I wanted to become a revoluionary. I wanted to move to Russia (I know the language fluently), and organize guerrilla resistance against the Putin regime there. I read hundreds of articles and manuals on guerrilla warfare by authors like Che, Mao, etc. I thought I could really create a guerrilla organization and make it grow in size. I wanted to target the poorer, rural and more socially unstable regions of Russia first, and attempt to literally destroy the government entities there, by any means. Oh, and also. I wrote hundreds of pages of plans related to this. Was this an unrealistic plan? Or did it go as far as classifying as a delusion of grandeur? This was when my illness was untreated and severe. EDIT: I know that the plan is unrealistic and grandiose now, and only wanted to adopt this plan while severly manic. I think you got my question wrong: I'm wondering WHETHER it's merely an unrealistic plan or something which could qualify as a delusion. I'm not wondering whether this is something unrealistic or not - it surely is.
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