So most of you know I’m diagnosed sza. I’m also diagnosed with unspecified personality disorder. We’re trying to determine which one specifically, but antisocial personality disorder has been mentioned. I’m trying to determine the overlap of symptoms. I know blunt affect and blunted emotions are a symptom of sza. But when I feel something it’s mainly just boredom or anger. Very seldom any moments of joy/happiness. I feel detached from everyone and everything. Once again could be a symptom of either or. I wouldn’t say I’m a bad guy and go looking for trouble, but when I’ve had to do some not so nice things I don’t feel any remorse or anything for that matter. Not sure if that’s strictly an ASPD symptom or if sza plays a role.
Anyone else here have a diagnosis of a personality disorder along with psychosis? It doesn’t necessarily have to be ASPD. If no one does, care to give me your thoughts anyways?
The problem with trying to actually pinpoint what disorder you have will take you a life time.
TOo many variables involved and as you get older your body chemistry changes! Everything overlaps each other…
Seek a treatment plan that works, and run accordingly to it, whatever it might be !
Thanks for the reply. I’m just curious as to other people’s thoughts on this. The two diagnoses stated above are already there, with ASPD being a probable replacement for the unspecified personality disorder. I’m mainly curious about how these two disorders overlap symptom wise. I guess it doesn’t really matter in the end. What will be will be, but I still am curious.
I don’t really know much about personality disorders. All i can say is continue to work with your pdoc and therapist (if you have one) and hopefully you will get this all sorted out. Best wishes.
Thanks. I do have a therapist that I see weekly.
There’s a baseline criteria for personality disorders in that the way you think, feel and act are different than the norm. Then there’s the various different types with their own set of symptoms.
(I hope me disclosing that I may have ASPD doesn’t put people off. As I said above I don’t think I’m that bad of a guy and I don’t go looking for/starting trouble.)
I doubt anybody will be put off by it. It’s a pretty accepting crowd here on the forum.
I’ve found everyone here to be pretty accepting too. I just have a lot of inabilities compared to most people on the emotional level, which could put some people off.
Don’t sweat it, man. We all come up short in one way or another.
Borderline was mentioned/brought up before for me but also Aspergers which isn’t a personality disorder.
@Dreamer. I’m just surprised because you don’t seem callous or anything. Have you ever empathized with others before?
I’m not sure if people who know me in person would describe me as callous or not. I can be callous if it’s necessary though.
I’m going to attempt to answer your question with an example. Everyone on this forum has psychosis, myself included. I know what it’s like for me. I hear voices, I see things, I’ve had/have delusions. I know the experience. I tend to just be angry when I’m seeing/hearing things. I know people here have had similar experiences, but I can’t say I feel what everyone else here feels. I can’t put myself in your shoes and look at how terrible it is for you. I know the experience and I relate to that. But to feel your pain? No.
I think I had avoidant pesonality disorder growing up or maybe schizoid or something. I had serious issues prior to sz dx, Basically not sociallizing enough.
I dont know much about personality disorders but i do find DID very interesting. Im not sure how different each one is though. Ive never really researched it !
Ive watched some documentaries on it on Youtube was pretty hectic watching their alters come out.
My ex was diagnosed with DID. It’s an interesting disorder to learn about, but I saw firsthand how hectic the switches were.
Ok. So empathy isn’t your thing. That does sound antisocial. Well, I hope if that’s what it is, you can learn skills that help you in relationships
My relationships aren’t bad I don’t think, I just don’t have the connection. I’m bad at understanding why people feel certain ways about certain things.
I’m a fairly decent person unless given a reason not to be. Just because I don’t feel and understand certain things doesn’t mean I go around treating people badly. I have a certain amount of decency about me. For me it’s more about the pros and cons in everything. I don’t commit crimes because I have in the past and been caught and it wasn’t favorable, so I choose to abide by the law. I treat people with respect until I have a reason not to because it makes things go more smoothly, and in the past when I didn’t it had some consequences.
That’s really good that you think before you act. People of all kinds struggle with that. So that’s a definite good quality you have.
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