I’ve read the symptoms and I fit more to that diagnosis and my psych has been trying to diagnose me for a long time now just perplexed. She wont give me the sz or sza diagnosis cause I’m an ex addict and my depression is prominent. I’m looking to talk to fellow with the dx. It doesnt matter my diagnosis. I just know its severe and need to talk to others who can relate. Im depressed, suicidal, have intrusive thoughts of guilt, cant think straight. I’m also very scared
Good luck with everything @LovelyCreature
Thank you so very much:^) I hope in the next few months to be better. Taking my zoloft once and for all. I’ll never know unless I actually commit
We have quite a few with that diagnosis on here. This is a safe place to be.
Hello! Either psychotic depression or schizoaffective depressive type is my likeliest diagnosis at this point. It’s rough but we manage.
i think i might have that as well. i have 24/7 auditory hallucinations until i got on meds but most of my other symptoms are related to depression and anxiety disorders
You’ve come to the right place.
I was first diagnosed with depression with psychotic events. Now, my diagnosis are sza with bipolar, ptsd, and generalized anxiety disorder with agoraphobia.
Are you on a antipsychotic and antidepressant
Difference bt the three:
Schizophrenia: psychosis w/o mood disorder
Schizoaffective: psychosis and mood disorder, with psychotic symptoms happening regardless of mood
Depression w psychotic features: you ONLY experience psychotic symptoms while depressed
no i was prescribed antidepressants but decided against taking them, i still struggle with depression most days
oh i didnt know that, i experience psychosis regardless of mood
I went into a depression when I found out I was schizophrenic. I’ve had bouts of depression before, but schizophrenia really brought it out in a big way and feeling like my life’s options had been limited was very frustrating. I’ve gotten help and the drugs helped. I hope you find something that works for you, and I hope you stay with us.
Depression is not kind and neither is the world. Don’t let that bring you down. Humans have it pretty cushy and we’ve found ways to improve our lives that most animals don’t have the capacity to even imagine.
Be careful reading about illnesses and trying to self diagnose. First I read about schizophrenia and wrote out a whole bunch of symptoms I thought I had that fit the criteria. Then I thought I had bipolar and did the same. I would take these written notes to my consultant… Last time they diagnosed me with bipolar from the notes I wrote… Turns out 10 years later I never had schizophrenia or bipolar. Yes I did have psychosis but my point is reading up to self diagnose is dangerous.
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