i have schizophrenia. i have some physical pain issues from a injury which has caused me depression. i noticed that my schizohrenia got worst when i became depressed? can this depression be the cause of my symptons getting worst?
Right before my breakdown I was extremely depressed to the point I found it so hard to function. It lead to a psychotic episode. but perhaps those were negative symptoms…
I suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar - depression/mania. I was very depressed earlier and had depression for years but did not really notice them because i also have negative symptoms caused by the SZ.
Depression can cause SZ to get worse, depression can add to the negative symptoms.
I was given a mood stabilizer with strong antidepressant properties and am doing better with the depression
thanx for the responses. so i was right. my depression from my injury did cause my schizophrenia to get worse.
For me depression is stressful and so is anxiety and both of them increases my voices.
Yes - I think that the research supports this idea. Depression is very stressful - and stress is a known trigger for schizophrenia symptoms. But the good news is that if you get treatment for the stress/depression you’ll probably do very well. There are many good therapies for depression - from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to medications and I’ve read the the best approach is both combined.
Here are some videos on CBT - and there are online computer programs that you can use for depression if you want to save money. One well-known one is called MoodGym:
Another paid one is focused just on schizophrenia with more interaction and videos - called CopingTutor at:
Here are some good videos on how CBT could help you (and they teach you some techniques)
thanx for the videos…