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How do you know you have schizophrenia?

How do you know you have it? I’m being referenced all over tv and radio. The radio played my favorite songs, some old, some new. And I hear literally everyone talking about me being on camera. Am I schizophrenic? Seriously. How do you know you have it? I’m confused.

You know because you find out the symptoms and then can see you have been affected by it. It’s about insight. After that you have to remember and accept it as a risk of health.

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What are the symptoms?

One of the symptoms is that you can’t tell your mind what to do.

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Ok, any other symptoms?

That’s enough. It’s all inclusive.

You think things are happening when they actually aren’t. But there’s no way for you to be able to tell or identify this.

People get lucky or unlucky with this illness, just like cancer. Med can work, can not work - works in different ways for everyone.

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Trust the doctors. They go to medical school and study psychiatry. Part of what they learn is how to diagnose someone with a mental illness correctly. As they grow more experienced in their chosen field they use that knowledge and experience and they know what to look for when seeing their patients.

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My problem is that I have people telling me that I’m delusional, but I think everyone is deceiving me.

My problem is that I think I’m apart of this large conspiracy thats throughout the country and that I’m the only person being talked about. If not now a few years ago. That makes me think the doctors are deceiving me and in on the conspiracy.

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That’s paranoia. The doctors aren’t trying to deceive you, they are trying to help you. I’m sorry you have to go through this, but we all suffer at one time or another. I can only tell you what I see and hear. I can see objectively that you are delusional and need help and that your thinking is faulty. Part of your illness is that you can’t see this yourself.

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Yes. You will lack trust In others because you are seeing a different world to them. Your worldview will make it more difficult to understand what or why others see what they see because you aren’t able to do what you could before you fell ill, which is see things normally.

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Cant you remember and compare yourself before and after sz?

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Thanks guys. I’m just trying to come to terms with it all.

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It’ll get better. Do your best. We are all here for you.

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Yeah, it’s a lot to take. But people get better.

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  1. I was diagnosed with it by a medical doctor. Several of them.

  2. Looking at it logically, there’s no way an alien civilization would put the resources into monitoring me that I imagined they were. I’m just not that important. Neither are you, by the way.

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People may just be obsessed with you. If you have schizophrenia, you would be hearing people who aren’t there.

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That is truly not helpful.

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The biggest factor and what dawned on me is my life before schizophrenia and 10 years after. I’m starting to pick up the pieces again and work after 10 years of pretty severe psychosis. I couldn’t work or function or do much for the first 10 years. the first 5 were the worst. I actually felt the mental agony every day.

I did lack insight for a while until I had a dream that I was told I had schizophrenia. It was like a light switch 5 years ago lol.

I had tons of doctors tell me I had A) schizophrenia or B) schizo-affective disorder. It wasn’t an instant diagnosis but a diagnosis of exclusion.

Part of me thinks aliens or the government gave me my ‘insanity’ but I really don’t know. I’m trying to move forward. In the end, it doesn’t matter how you got schizophrenia (because I tried convincing people for 10 years my thoughts and experiences were real) and it just never registers to people…

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