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Old October 27th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Hey. I don't really know what to write... But i've been researching Schizopenia for weeks when my friend first suggested i might have it...as after wot happened on a certain night i decided to tell her everything, and to be honest i match most of the symptoms. The thing is...i don't think my mum will believe me if i tell her. I've told two other people and they've told me to tell my mum but i don't know. I don't know who else to turn to...i'm not even sure if i HAVE schizophrenia. If someone who IS schizophrenic wud like to pm me so i cud tell THEM and they cud tell me if its likely or not, coz my friends dnt have schizophrenia or know anyone who is, thus i'm not sure whether to take their word for it. but i am really worried...as i do match most of the symptoms. if anyone could pm me i'd be ETERNALLY grateful!

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Old October 27th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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Eternally grateful, lmao.

Anyway, tell your mum or just talk to your GP (doctor confidentiality) your mum will understand if

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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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Well, we'd need to know what symptoms you've got that convince you that you're schizophrenic. Self diagnosis is notoriously inaccurate, esp. those little check lists. To be properly diagnosed with anything, you need a qualified professional to examine you. Maybe if you go to the school guidance person they might help you get to one.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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Hmm, I don't know how to pm you so yeah I'll just talk to you over here...

Well I'm a schizo so if you could tell me about your symptoms I might be able to tell you if there's a possibility that you're schizo or not. (:

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Old October 31st, 2008, 04:10 AM   #5
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Just talk to your school psychologist. Usually you either are or not. Its not almost or maybe. Then they might ask your parents to send you to a therapist and a psychologist.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #6
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Hmm, I don't know how to pm you so yeah I'll just talk to you over here...

Well I'm a schizo so if you could tell me about your symptoms I might be able to tell you if there's a possibility that you're schizo or not. (:

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Just because you are a schizo, doesn't mean you have the exact same symptoms as him/her. Don't attempt to diagnose him/her, that could turn out bad.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #7
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I agree with most of the posts here. Talk to a professional.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 12:07 PM   #8
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sorry, but what is Schizophrenia?

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Old December 24th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #9
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its basicly split personality if im correct
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Old December 24th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #10
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You should ask your mom if you could go see a doctor to get it diagnosed to see if you have it. And if it's not schizo you can find out what it is.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #11
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Schizophrenia:

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that usually strikes in late adolescence or early adulthood, but can strike at any time in life. The signs and symptoms vary from individual to individual, but all people with the disorder show one or more of the following symptoms:
1. Delusions: These are beliefs that are not true, such as feeling people are following or trying to hurt them, believing other people can read their minds, or beliefs that they have special powers or abilities.
2. Hallucinations: This usually takes the form of hearing voices that are not there, but people with schizophrenia may also see, smell, taste, and feel things that are not there.
3. Bizarre behavior: This can be expressed in many different ways. In short, the individual behaves in ways that seem inappropriate or strange to other people.
4. Disorganized speech: The individual speaks in ways that are hard to understand. For instance, sentences might not make sense, or topic of conversation changes with little or no connection between sentences. Sometimes speech is completely incomprehensible.
5. "Negative symptoms": This includes lack of motivation or interest, diminished cognitive functioning, and decreased emotional expression. Individuals may lose interest in attending to their own personal hygiene, have little interest in interacting with others, and rarely seem to feel or express strong emotions.

In addition to these above symptoms, people with schizophrenia suffer a decline in their level of functioning; for instance, they may not be able to work at a job that requires the same level of skill or concentration as the job they held before they became ill required, or they may lose all ability to withstand the pressures of the working world. They may show a decline in their ability to attend to household chores or all the demands of raising their children, and/or they may not be able to have a full social life anymore.

Sometimes schizophrenia is a chronic condition, and the individual afflicted is constantly experiencing hallucinations or other symptoms of the disorder. Other people have periods of time when they are relatively symptom-free but have periods of more acute psychosis. Every individual is different, and every person with schizophrenia experiences the disease in a different way.





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Old December 27th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #12
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Don't bother to self-diagnose. Either you're wrong and try to mold yourself to make it seem like you actually have something (and in the process, screw yourself up more), or you're right and cant quit thinking of anything else. You also may miss out on other disorders. To get a diagnosis, there's a criteria which you have to meet, not only "fitting some symptoms". We all can fit symptoms of a variety of disorders yet don't meet the criteria to have it.

And no, schizophrenia is not split-personality. Hollywood and the media love to play on that nonsense and the term "schizophrenia" is somewhat misleading. I believe the actual word means split-personality even though the actual disorder is not that.

SiilkeDuude, even though you may have schizophrenia (as do I), it doesn't mean we're all-knowing and can say whether or not someone else also has it. That'd be simply amazing if we were all-knowing (and having immense power with that) however, we don't.

ChansonDeLaNuit, not to sound like a broken record but go and see a professional about it. Doddling on whether or not you have it or how many symptoms you claim to match does absolutely nothing for you. There are also various types of schizophrenia, and you'd need proper treatment for each kind.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 04:36 PM   #13
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tell ur mum
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 08:29 PM   #14
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This member has not been active since Halloween, so if the OP requests this to be opened again, they may PM me. Until then, this is old and locked


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