SRS Would I know if i was a schizoprenic person?

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  1. Corky

    Corky I lent Jesus $20

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    I mean, the more I read about the symptoms, the more and more I get the ideas that theres something legtimetly wrong with me. I have extreme mood swings from moment to moment as well as week/month long bouts of depression which swing into manic behavior, such as feeling the wrong things at the wrong time (laughing when someone tells me something quite sad, for example). I've also read that creating and clinging to ideas which have no basis, even when evidence proves otherwise, is another trait of schizo. I tend to do that often, and even go so far to believe I can see further into a situation than most people can.

    I know I've had a pretty screwed up childhood, the more I think on it. My parents were never there/abused each other, my school years were a social nightmare. I tend to be very very very outside of most situations, and even when I get into the heat of the moment, my body throws a panic attack in my direction. I really don't have many people in my life, partially due to my unpredictable wild behavior, and because of my lack of ability to communicate in a real way with people.

    I've always just thought this is how I was, and that this was my hill to climb, but now I'm not so sure. I wonder if I should go back on my strict ideas on living in a semi-natural state - the idea of pills makes me sick to my stomach.

    could this really be from doing too many drugs? do I maybe have a slight chemical imbalance?

    edit - spelling is hit or miss today
     
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  2. MattThom01

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    This is why you go see a doctor. Self-diagnosis is totally unreliable. You said it yourself, the more you keep reading about it, the more you think you have it.

    If you really think you do, go to the doc, get a referral for a psychologist/psychiatrist, and get yourself a psychological evaluation.

    It's completely normal for people to start seeing characteristics of things like these as they learn about them.

    But don't convince yourself. Let the professionals decide.
     
  3. Genghis.Tron

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    Unless you're hallucinating then no, you don't have it. I'm thinking about doing a self-diagnosis EDU because it's normal for everyone to think that we have a problem when we know some of the symptoms, but not enough to be able to tell was is true.
     
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    Corky, stay away from drugs and booze as they will only amplify schizoprenic behavior. You've been very objective in your analysis, so be careful.

    http://www.schizophrenia.com/
     
  5. TheManLouisianaFace

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    I'm almost EXACTLY like you and have been diagnosed bipolar type II. You don't sound like a schizo. I have a distant cousin who is one and it's nothing like what you describe and what I go through.

    Does schizophrenia run in your family? It usually runs in the family like diabetes. (sp)
     
  6. i killed tupac

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    i have a few schizophrenic friends actually, and until diagnosed, they had no suspicion there was a problem, they truly believed the delusions they had, paranoi, conspiracy theories, smelling/tasting/hearing things that didnt exist.

    For example, one of my friends would not set foot on a street. She was dead set that no matter how far down the road she could see, and see no cars, the second she stepped off the grass, she would be hit by a car. And she truly believed this.

    So, no, you're not schizo.mod notice: as the first person replied and indicated a diagnosis should only be made by a medical professional,please stick to that for the obvious reasons that we aren't medical professionals,we can merely give advice or refer to go see a specialist :hs: Sounds to me more like generalized anxiety or agrivated depression, which i have, caused by a chemical imbalance. I thought i was schizo/pshycotic too, but turns out that anxiety can just do wierd shit to you. I was easily treated with a mild ssri anti depressant and therapy.
     
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  7. Axis

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    You could be schizophrenic. There are a lot of normal-seeming people who become it without much notice.

    Not all schizophrenics have visual or audio hallucinations. It can come years after diagnosis.
     
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    Yeah, that sounds fairly accurate as someone who is BP II myself.

    BP is also hereditary like Diabetes and Schizophrenia...
     
  9. Corky

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    Well, I still haven't seen a doctor, but I've tried to watch my behavior much more closely lately, and I'm really quite sure I do need to go get an evaluation. I could deal with all of it except this -
    I'm now realizing I hallucinate all day every day. I literally base all my actions around the voice in my head telling me if I'm doing well or not. The hard part for me to deal with, though, is that if I follow it things usually come out alright....I got a tattoo three days ago of the word extinct - I did it because I feel like I have no instincts, and that I rely on the thoughts of others comming in to fill my head with what to say and how to act. Now I need to figure out who to call and how to pay for it. :wtc:
     
  10. MattThom01

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    Does this voice have a distinct sound/tone to it?

    Is it just the normal mental voice we all have, or does it actually sound as if someone is speaking to you.

    I'd worry more about making the appointment first, and then worrying about how to pay...I'd imagine most places would be willing to work with you to come up with a payment plan or something.
     
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    the more you read about something, the more it may feel like you have it. i am a hypochondriac, and, if i start reading about.... cancer... i can give myself symptoms until i'm convinved i have it. but i always tell myself, its the sane ones who think they are always crazy, and its the crazy ones who think they are sane, lol. just get evaluated. if anything, it'll give you peace of mind.
     
  13. Axis

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    Get treatment if it really affects you. If you know you are a schizophrenic, that is.


    However, I give you a word of caution. There are those who are treated before their schizophrenia becomes a major problem and before they become truly ill, and they are completely cured of their schizophrenia. But, most of the times, people don't treat their illness when they have it and fall mentally ill.

    Big note: Once you are ill and in a hospital for it, you can never be fully cured of your illness afterwards. That's why I suggest you get treated, so you can be the lucky type who doesn't fall ill.
     
  14. rs0252

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    Drugs do play a major role in psychosis i.e. Drug induced psychosis. How old are you? Schizo. usually manifests in your early to mid-20's. Your symptoms, if accurately described, are much more synonimous w/Bipolar Disorder. A diagnosis of bipolar disorder requires episodes of mania and depression to manifest over an extended period of time (6 months I believe). How would you describe your manic episodes i.e. example of such? Keep in mind everyone manifests symptoms of a variety of disorders....it is the severity of the symptoms, which leads to diagnosis and treatment. Conversely, those who suffer from schizophrenia often have a hard time coping with social situations, but are usually aware & more comfortable in the fantasy world they've adopted. Coupled w/ them believing their delusional thoughts are geniune, this is why schizophrenics often refuse to take medication. However, contrary the popular thought, auditory and visual Hallucinations are very rare and are often a sign of malingering a.k.a b/s'in.
     
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  15. Corky

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    rs0252 - I'm 21, which puts me at about the right age.

    It's so hard you guys, I can't even tell you. I hear this voice talking about me, and I know that means I should get help, but I just can't talk myself into it. I barely function, but I still function you know :hsd:
     
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    thats not schizophrenia or psychosis tho (tho i am not a doctor). When my other friend was diagnosed schizo psychotic, he had been found wandering walmart naked, and when was in court, explained how the devil had sex with his mother, ripped his clothes off, and demanded the court crucify him.
     
  17. Corky

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    yea, it's just in my head, toward the back. It's an older males voice, and he constantly berates me using my name....
     
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    if that's keeping you from seeking treatment then you're just looking for an excuse to avoid treatment.
     
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    because it *could* happen doesn't mean it *would* happen

    the plane *could* have crashed but that doesn't mean the plane *did* crash.
     
  20. rs0252

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    I know you're scared, but put yourself in a win-win situation and see a psychiatrist, even if it's just for one visit: 1) The Dr. will be able to substantiate much of what you have been feeling, seeing, hearing as well as provide you with a remedy to ease the impact of such on your life; or 2) He may conclude you do not have a psychological disorder, which will provide you with the relieve of knowing that many of your thoughts, which you believe are atypical are, in fact, normal.
     
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    Here's the thing. Yes, that could happen (you getting locked up in a small room or whatever), but how likely is it? Do you see yourself as a danger to yourself or others?

    The only way you could be seen as a danger to yourself is if you DO things to put you or others in danger. Tell us...how likely is it that you would just go out and be dangerous right now?

    It's like you're afraid of being labelled and generalized because of your conditions...but then you refuse to look into treatment because you assume that you will automatically be considered dangerous? Aren't you kinda of already labelling and generalizing yourself then? Saying to yourself, "oh, since i have these disadvantages, people are automatically going to assume that I'm dangerous"?

    Why not go see what options are out there, and give them a try?

    Worse case, they don't work out, or make things worse, you stop, and continue your life as you have it now.

    Best case, you find things get a lot better than you.

    I don't think you have to worry about being locked up. If you do, tell us how you think others would justify it please.
     
  22. i killed tupac

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    i had many of these same fears, and when i went to get help, it didnt happen at all. i got put on an ssri, took a few days off work and returned. they can only hospitalize you if you actually attack someone or hurt yourself, not just talking about it.

    you really ought to see a doc about the voices, i didnt understand them to be voices other than your own...like for me i self-talk in my brain alot, but i never hear anybody else talking to me. Go see a doc, seriously.
     

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