I've got to a point where I do not believe the professional opinions

I don’t believe I have schiophrenia. I have not had a psychotic ep since my first one in April 2010. I am convinced this is proof I don’t have it. I have not had a depressive ep in months either. And a manic episode in a long time. But I do for some reason accept my depression. The rest is hard to accept.

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if you feel better that’s great , i am really happy for you.
:panda_face: panda smile for you.
take care :alien:

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Congratulations prove them wrong and have a happy life. :smile:

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More power to you for that. Don’t let doctors dictate who you are.

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I was actually expecting you guys to kick some sense into me.

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Once you are labeled with some kind of schizo DX
It is very hard to lose, more so than any other diagnosis.
I am living in a twilight universe, some where in bipolar land with enough schizophrenic traits - some doctors label me bipolar others label me schizoaffective - this adds to the confusion.
Please do not allow for these doctors to define you-
You know yourself - live life on your own terms

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As long as you’re keeping an eye on your health, and stress triggers… and managing to get through your day… the label is sort of secondary.

Keep on doing what ever it is your doing to in order to keep your health in tact.

Good luck and Glad you had a good time seeing the northern lights… I hear they are amazing.

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This made me laugh!
Its hard to accept a diagnosis. It took me 20 years to accept my sons illness-
I agree with J. though-take care of your self, see what happens.
You must be doing something right!

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I would liken the state of psychiatry to the state that general medicine was in right at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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Do you take antipsychotic medication?

yes. I take 7.5 mg abilify.

Just thinking that might be the reason you haven’t had a psychotic episode. Maybe abilify is doing its job well.

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