My therapist says I don't have schizophrenia

I’m sorry but this doesn’t make sense.
Many Schizophrenics experience Anxiety.
It’s actually a common SZ symptom.

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that’s what I thought, but she said anxiety is considered a mood disorder, so it’s a part of depression, not sz. I was surprised when she told me this (not that i’m looking for a diagnosis of sz)

Is he/she a pdoc?

no, just a therapist

It still doesn’t make sense.
Therapists don’t know as much as Psychiatrists.

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I’ll be seeing my pdoc later this week, definitely going to ask her about that

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Nor can therapists diagnose, or undiagnosed.

I like my therapist, I mean she is a nice lady and everything, but honestly I don’t think that she has a clue on how to diagnose me properly.
She downplays and sugar coats my symptoms.
She is also a PHD.

Is your therapist a PHD? @anon49063606?

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Aye my therapist said that I can’t concentrate and study alone at home because unconsciously ( ! ) I suffer because of my social withdrawal and of my social anxiety.

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what does PHD mean?

Is she a Psychologist or Social Worker?

good question, I’m not sure. I’ve only met with her twice, but the institution where she works is very good and reputable.

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And this is why therapists get paid less than psychiatrists…

No offense to my therapist she’s a good one…

But I confused my psychosis for “anxiety” when really it was both for a long time. I used to tell my friends that I had ONE problem and it was my “anxiety” when really I was pretty psychotic all along.

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Oh look at all the Zzzzzzz’s sup my tribe

Maybe you are schizoaffective ??

That was I as well

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Piled Higher and Deeper.

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Doctor of Philosophy
It’s a fancy degree that some therapists hold.
It’s an Advanced degree.

I used to have a paranoid SZ diagnosis but then it got changed to Delusional Disorder. Now I am going to have to change pdocs again because my insurance is changing so we’ll see what the new pdoc says.
Anyway…while I have always been anxious, it became worse when I developed a psychotic illness because my paranoia makes me very anxious. My paranoid thoughts make me anxious. Anxiety can definitely be a part of and even caused by SZ. If I didn’t have a psychotic illness, my anxiety would be considerably less.

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Maybe your therapist has schizophrenia. It’s a weird world.

Yes - that is true. Something like 65% of people with schizophrenia also have anxiety - is what I’ve heard from researchers.

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