Is crying and feeling like others hate me and hating myself a negative symptom?

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Before I got really sick, I was feeling very paranoid at work. Also I was miserable there. I told my manager I was feeling paranoid about a colleague… I knew it was unlikely he was saying mean things about me behind my back but who knows. Work place politics happen. I should have just put my head down and got on with my work. I was crying in the workplace several times… I even told my partner how much I thought people hated me and how much I hated myself. It’s so stupid. I think I hit a low but not sure. And possibly the paranoia came from that.

Also my partner feels I get a little low during this time of the year, but I don’t notice as much. I just feel more tired and less motivated than usual.

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Personality disorders are considered a secondary negative symptom of SZ.


Doesn’t that sound like depression? Idk depression and sz negative symptoms can be similar.

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IDK. Sounds more like depression to me as well. I have negative symptoms and couldn’t get a full real cry in if I tried. Just my personal experience. I don’t know if it’s the meds or the sz negs but I can’t really cry anymore.

Sounds like a question for a pdoc to get a definitive answer though.


Definitely sounds like depression to me

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I’ve found that I might feel a little better when I have a little stress in my life. I wouldn’t worry too much about what you call “negative symptoms”. Just tell your therapist what is wrong and see if they can give you a medicine or some form of therapy to fight it. If you just can’t help being overwhelmed make provisions for daily support. Maybe you could get on snap benefits. Talk to your case manager about what options you have.

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That’s not a negative symptom with regards to what I’ve learned. Negative symptoms are more like failure concentrating, more difficulty multitasking, stuff like that. Kind of like the areas of your intelligence that take a hit with this disease. At least that’s what I thought they were, I might need to do my research again to be sure.

What you’re describing sounds like depression.

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@ish Are you diagnosed with schizoaffective - depressive type? I am.

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No but bipolar type could be a possibility …

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