The psychiatrist and social workers I’ve been seeing think I have schizophrenia and I have been started on medication despite them being unsure. I know the possible diagnosis cannot be confirmed online, but I’m particularly curious about a few aspects of it which the professionals have been unable to answer.
I have mainly visual hallucinations and rarely auditory ones (only my name, mumbles and bangs every few days). Would it still be considered schizophrenia? I also have unusual beliefs and find communication difficult. I do well in school but it seems like I think differently to others, and I find it a struggle to do well when I’m constantly dealing with this.
It has worsened from as early as I can remember until now, at age 16. I’ve heard that it starting so early is uncommon and it makes me doubt whether I have it considering other factors such as the lack of auditory hallucinations and success in school.
Thank you so much to everyone who commented.