Locally conducted polls have consistently shown that a significant minority of forum members don’t believe that I suffer from schizophrenia and/or that my unusual beliefs are not truly delusional. Whilst encouraging, these results have failed to completely assuage my psychiatric hypochondriasis. In short, to put it on a more scientific footing: am I mad as a March hare? Listed below are most, if not all, my unusual beliefs from the last three years. Most of them were transient, and virtually none held with absolute conviction, I was always in two minds about them.
The question is, is to possible to have held all these beliefs (typically with low conviction) and NOT suffer from a psychotic disorder?
- I was replaced with an identical copy of myself.
- The hospital I was in was replaced by an identical looking building.
- My brain literally moved location.
- I could contact telepathically with trees.
- Rain is evil, perhaps a hoax.
- The universe was born 3 years ago, on 24 May 2018 to be precise.
- I am the only “human” in the universe.
- I co-created the universe with the devil.
- Trees, not men, are the true children of god.
- I don’t exist.
- I don’t suffer from SZ, just OCD.
- Other people are just other versions of myself within the simulation.
- The devil wants to keep me alive in order to use my divine spark to hold the “universe” together.
So, what do you think? Evidence of genuine psychosis despite the low degree of conviction, or just a quasi-psychotic style of thinking, eccentric perhaps but not that serious?