Seeking some advice

Hi everyone. I’m a 17-year-old girl currently in my senior year of high school. I have a few questions because of my unusual symptoms.
I have been experiencing psychosis for as long as I can remember. I have been hospitalized for various psychiatric issues a total of 8 times since I was 12. The most recent time was in May of this year.
Anyhow, today I was at school and I began to hear grumbling and see spiders and praying mantises. I also had an epiphany that one of my friends is not my friend and I was given many violent images. I was upset so my teacher allowed me to call my mom, who came and took me home for the day. I’m still hearing voices even when I drown them out with music or try not to think about a mantis. My mom told me I was not making sense and so I felt discouraged to talk about it.
I am not diagnosed with schizophrenia. I’m mainly diagnosed with psychosis plus anxiety disorders. My mom is so afraid of me being diagnosed with schizophrenia because she feels it would limit my opportunities for college etc. to the point that I’m not allowed to go to a different hospital where I have never been before because that’s what they would diagnose me with. Would a diagnosis create more resources for me? Why is my mom so afraid? I feel like things are getting worse fast but I do not want to alarm anyone. I would appreciate some advice. If you’ve read this far, I sincerely thank you.

I wouldn’t think being sz would stop you from being admitted to a college. They have laws about that. But it might affect you socially if it got out. Also, if you were applying for a job they might turn you down for being sz. There are probably laws about not discriminating in employment against the disabled, but there are probably ways around them. As for being diagnosed sz, it might make it more likely you’ll be hospitalized, which might be good or bad, depending on how you felt about it. One thing you didn’t mention was whether or not you’re on medication. If you’re diagnosed sz you will probably be put on anti-psychotic medication which have a lot of unpleasant side effects.

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If you do have it there are worse things than having sz
The new meds aren’t perfect but they are a blessing compared the old ones
I would much rather have sz than what charlie sheen has.
good luck, hope you live long and prosper


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First Off Lissen To Thus SonggG …

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So Be Aware of Those Who Are Scared of Nonsense … ,

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So BE YOURSELF and Walk Quietly … ,

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I hate to say it but your mom is a in denial. You might have schizophrenia or you might not but not getting diagnosed will not make it go away. The smartest thing to do is to be seen by a psychiatrist to despel all doubt if it is schizophrenia or not. This disease is nothing to fool around with. It is the most serious mental illness you can have. The facts are that if you have it, the sooner you get diagnosed and start treatment for it the better the prognosis. Good luck. by the way I’m sorry you have to go through this at such a young age.


What Nick said.

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Hi I’m 22 years old and I have schizophrenia I’m stil able to work and live my life normally. You need to tell your pdoc as soon as you can. The sooner you deal with the easier it will be on you don’t just let this go cause I know how scary it can get. I know you’re scared but me and everyone else on this site are here for you.

I’m a 47 year old guy who has been carrying this monkey on my back since my early twenties. Married. Have a kid. Have had some success in various careers, but have had to step back from a high pressure IT one that was affecting my stability. Currently drive a fuel truck full-time, run a part-time media biz, and do a lot of volunteer work. Having SZ doesn’t prevent me from being part of my community or being well-regarded in it. I take meds as directed and – aside from them lowering my energy a bit – function quite well.

Schizophrenia isn’t necessarily game over. Also, the sooner you start getting treated, the better the outcome. That is certain. Don’t worry about the label, just get those symptoms treated. Meds help, but you need therapy on top to straighten out your thinking (we develop bad mental habits when this illness twists us up).