I have been upfront about this on several occasions previously but will repeat for your benefit.
1975-circa 1983 schizophrenia
Circa 1983-2005 schizoaffective mixed type
2005-? personality disorder NOS
?- to present date paranoid personality disorder
Paranoid PD is regarded as a schizophrenia spectrum PD. When I first came on these forums circa 1998/99 I had a schizoaffective dx.
I have posted this before but will post again.
Here is the risk history as culled from my psychiatric notes:
Risk history- delusions, ideas of self harm/suicide ideation,impulsivity /lack of impulse control(risk history) History of non compliance in the past. I can’t remember this.
Treatment related indicators- Failure to attend appointments (risk history and current(then))
Person circumstances indicative of risk: severe stress(risk history),
Behaviour indicative of risk:
deliberate self harm,alcohol/drug abuse (risk history)
Another risk assessment. Things ticked yes or both yes and no
Previous suicide attempt (y) admitted to a low/medium unit(y) Evidence of being dangerously impulsive to others(y and n) Has the client expressed but not demonstrated aggressive behaviour(y) Has the client threatened physical/psychological harm(y) Has the client expressed paranoid delusions featuring certain individuals(y and n) The client is unable to adequately communicate need(y and n)
Also mention of confused and paranoid thinking and problems expressing myself clearly especially when angry/agitated/frightened. Difficulties with perception.
I am not sure why some are y and n.
I have to point out that any so called “aggressive” behaviour was directed at mental health staff not other patients.
Have in the past been regarded as experiencing psychotic symptoms and indeed though not classified as a psychotic disorder short episodes of psychosis can and do occur with paranoid PD. Only a few years ago I was described as having “psychotic symptoms”
As I have said before and will say again if enough people question my right to be here then I would seriously consider leaving here.
In my defence I would say this- although most here have a diagnosis of sz/sz-a this is an inclusive forum for those,past or present, who have experienced psychosis. Experience of psychosis going beyond a dx of sz or sz-a…