Do believe you are a schizophrenic?

I struggle to believe that its schizophrenia. I accept it as a label and i got out of jail once because of my schizophrenia, but sometimes i wonder, is this real? Am i experiencing mental illness or something paranormal?

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When I’m doing good I’m convinced it’s mental illness. Otherwise I think it’s psychic warfare or something like that.

Right now I think it’s my brain talking to itself.

It’s been more than 40 years. That’s every day for 40 years. It doesn’t seem spiritual. It’s real. It used to be a lot more intense when I first got it. I remember those days and it wasn’t something I made up and I couldn’t think my way out of it. Those first two years were real. And now, no matter how good I feel or how my days is going, good or bad, I know I have it. I may have a great day with zero symptoms for an hour or two but I know schizophrenia isn’t going to just disappear. I have it for life. It affects me more times than others but it’s always there.

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I don’t think I have it, but the psychosis was real so I do I believe I have that.

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I believe I have schizophrenia. I’ve had many symptoms over the years so I don’t know what else it would be.

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schizophrenia is real, when i was psychotic i had beliefs and delusions without any foundation and reason because of paranoia

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Its a real phenomenon but that its called schizophrenia and i am a schizophrenic is not real. Thats the name and the way the phenomenon is perceived. It is not a supernatural phenomenon which is hard to prove but the fact that it is mitigated by medicine in most cases shows that.

Yes. I don’t have a choice. People with the education and the know how say I have it, and treat me for it, so yea.

Don’t understand anymore how the patient can be so arrogant as to question the hard evidence.

Here in England you don’t get that diagnosis unless you have had psychosis for more than 6 months, so it’s not treated lightly.

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I usually believe it unless I’m well and feeling like I’ve faked it . But pdocs say it’s that then it’s that

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Mental illness. No one has ever been able to furnish convincing proof of anything paranormal actually existing.

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I definitely know (not believe) I am schizophrenic because of my family history of this mental health disease.

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Sometimes I wonder if it was just psychosis but it lasted more than 6 months so they say I have it.

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my mind has healed since 2010

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Yes, I believe that I am schizophrenic. My symptoms while I was unwell all point to this conclusion. I suppose it’s possible that I could have a different psychotic disorder but all indications that I can see point in this direction.

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I really don’t know what I have anymore.
It’s between bipolar or schizoaffective disorder.

My current psychiatrist believes I have bipolar and my therapist is convinced I suffer with schizoaffective

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My current, last diagnose was paranoid Sz done back in 2008. When I was first diagnosed it was unspecified SzA.

My diagnosis is schizophrenia. I guess the label will stick for the rest of my life. I just hope that with time the stigma and self stigma will decrease.

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I do right now :slight_smile:

If you have psychosis outside of mood episodes sounds like schIzoaffective

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When you realise youve actually been off your rocker for the past ten years - cos that first dose that fcking floors you - yet the “lights go on” in your brain, You realise something was wrong - but you also have a resentment for all those lost years you was crazy.

If only they understood me 20 years ago - and didnt focus soley on my drink problem. I would still have my beautiful wife and daughter.

For fcking years ive been crying over the loss of my daughter. Its an un-imagainable pain thats only got less, cos my heart has scarred over - and that pisses me off.

If only Emma and Corinne knew how much i actually love them. The pair of them are my beatiful ladies :frowning:

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