14 years ago
Anonymous

Mild Schizophrenia?

I'm starting to think I have it. I have all the signs for it and it explains a lot. I'm afraid to tell my parents in fear that they will think I'm making it up... what should I do? I don't hear voices btw. That's not always the case. I see things that aren't there shadows paranoid sometimes hear voices or sounds that don't have an original spot that it came from angry a lot more sleep deprived... among other signs
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14 years ago
danny_soares
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Although you have certainly a reason to suspect that some of these features may be related to a psychiatric illness, there are several specific findings you can look for that will help determine whether you are displaying the most characteristic features of schizophrenia. However, you would need to see a psychiatric professional in order to obtain a final opinion. The fact that you have so much insight into your potential condition bodes well because most individuals with schizophrenia actually have absolutely no clue that they are displaying features that will lead to maladjustment down the road. In other words, if they are paranoid, rarely will they display the ability to question the validity of their own thoughts; i.e. they are truly paranoid. Delusions & and hallucinations are classic features of schizophrenia and, you're right, they do not need to be present for a diagnosis to be made; although this is usually uncommon. Hallucinations most commonly are auditory in nature, i.e. voices running a commentary on the individuals daily life. Delusions are fixed beliefs that cannot be shaken; i.e. "I am an alien, and I'm here disguised as a human in order to monitor the earth's progress". Individuals with schizophrenia have rock-hard systems of delusions/hallucinations that do not permit the individual to exist in our society with much success. The unfortunate individuals also are afflicted with "negative symptoms" of schizophrenia, such a flat affect and lack of emotion & ability to enjoy daily life; they usually end up segregating themselves early on. Being paranoid & seeing shadows are features that can vary from our different abilities to interpret our environment. Shadows, are they hallucinations or mirages? Paranoia, do you have a reason to be paranoid? Would others be a bit suspicious as well? Is it a healthy level of mistrust about those you've never met? Finally, a variety of individuals show some features of schizophrenia while not necessarily meeting the criteria for the diagnosis. These people can lead successful lifes with minimal impairment. Schizotypal personality disorder is one example, as is paranoid personality disorder. You can read more on these if you feel inclined to do such.
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5 years ago
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You could be developing schizoidsPD. here is some information" Orthomolecular psychiatry considers schizophrenia to be a group of disorders, some of which can be treated with megadoses of nutrients,[165] such as Niacin (vitamin B-3).[166] Proponents of orthomolecular psychiatry claim that an adverse reaction to gluten is involved in the etiology of some cases. This theory—discussed by one author in three British journals in the 1970s[167]—is unproven. A 2006 literature review suggests that gluten may be a factor for patients with celiac disease and for a subset of patients afflicted with schizophrenia, but that further study is needed to conclusively confirm such a link.[168] In a 2004 Israeli study, anti-gluten antibodies were measured in 50 patients with schizophrenia and a matched control group. All antibody tests in both groups were negative leading to the conclusion that "it is unlikely that there is an association between gluten sensitivity and schizophrenia".[169] Some researchers suggest that dietary and nutritional treatments may hold promise in the treatment of schizophrenia.[170]
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14 years ago
Max
Rule out shadows Paranoid to what extent? Voices?/sounds outside of your head can be a symptom. Anger. Rage-type anger? or irritability? How much sleep per night are you getting? Taking any drugs? Just asking How long have you had these symptoms? If you feel you have a problem that interferes with your daily functioning, see a doctor.
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14 years ago
Anonymous
Tell your parents that you don't feel well and you need to have a physical. Call the doctor or nurse before the appointment and tell him or her that you are having symptoms and why you haven't discussed them with your parents. Ask your doctor if you can have an exam with just you and a nurse and not your parents in the room. Ask the doctor to talk to your parents with you. Doctors are big on making referrals. They don't want to overlook anything. If this doesn't work, then see your school counselor as soon as possible.
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14 years ago
Cyrus A
This is a serious problem that requires immediate attention otherwise it would get worse as times goes by and you could end up having advanced levels of Schizophrenia. Tell your parents and dont give a rats *** what they would think and if they refuse to take proper steps seek your teacher/professor/adult advice. If unsuccessful search for a nightline phone number for where you live and speak to someone about it.
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14 years ago
john c
I am not a specialist or anything, but I do have problems that stem from my mind or , my thinking. I have learned that good meditation helps me enormously. Meditation which helps you focus on things other than your thoughts. I have found that my thoughts can be my worst enemy, and I have also learned, humanity has a thinking problem. Remember, you are only here once, for a short time, and it can be a gift...but only if YOU think so......I commend you for taking that first step in realizing that something was wrong....believe me...it can be fixed....see your doctor before you do anything. Remember....you're only here once!!!!! Don't worry, be happy.
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14 years ago
Ol' Sasquatch
Me thinks you are very normal in this day and age. But I am not a doctor. For your own peace of mind, seek a professional and they can help determine you state of health. Me thinks that just by asking such a question you are likely fine. GL and God Bless, The Ol' Sasquatch Ü
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14 years ago
MB-n-KC
Next time you go to the Dr. mention it. That sucks your parents think you would make such a thing up. Its not a joke
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14 years ago
fionabtoo
See a professional
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14 years ago
Anonymous
Just sounds like you're depressed and/or you're smoking too much weed. Cut out the pot... that ****'ll **** you up (contrary to popular belief) and do some **** that makes you feel good.
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