I'm not really sure if I have schizophrenia, but I have a feeling that I do. For ex I have been suffering with intrusive thoughts for quite some time. I have also been living in a fantasy world in my head since I was eleven. I tried to discard it as my way of coping with my childhood. If all that isn't bad enough, I also have a fear that my neighbors are reading my mind. I have a hard time separating my paranoia from reality. I really don't even know if im ill because my therapist told me "if you think your crazy then your not".
Remember you may be victim of a psychic attack. One or more people may be responsible for your intrusions. You can try knowledgable defense or inlist help from a bruja or priest. Don't be frightened because that only makes the annoyance worse. I deal with the same things, but can maintain relative control. C
Well, the difficulty separating paranoia from reality could be a symptom, certainly, also worrying about your neighbors reading your mind. What does your therapist have to say about these things?
"If you think you're crazy, then you're not," so your therapist tells you. Yeah, I've heard that in many many places. I don't think it's used properly very often, really. I mean, I think I'm a paranoid schizophrenic, does that little adage mean I'm not? Apparently not, because according to the doctors I do indeed have paranoid schizophrenia.
Really, I knew a psychiatrist 30 years ago who had a sign in his office that said "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you."
Have to ask, how's your relationship with your therapist? If you are telling your therapist you're having problems distinguishing reality and you think people are reading your mind, I rather think you should be getting more back than "If you think you're crazy,then you're not." Seems pretty lacking, but maybe that's just me? I dunno.
I stopped going to her because she was completely clueless. For being a therapist she was very ignorant. She said that because I'm capable of having a logical conversation that I'm not schizophrenic. Also the whole crazy statement. I don't know but thanks for the response.
I agree --that woman is completely clueless. I'm fully capable of carrying on a logical conversation, and I'm definitely schizophrenic. That's right, I *know* I'm schizophrenic, and I actually *am* -- I hear voices and everything.
I'm not saying *you're* schizophrenic. I just find both of her comments to be completely ridiculous.
Did you know that spirits know what you are thinking and feeling inside.
And that they can tell others if they want what it was that you were thinking and feeling.
Upon other things.
Like that girl in "the rite", she knew that money was in the bag, obviously not a lucky guess in her situation right? No telling at all where that could go in different situations. Think about it, could even happen in everyday situations even.
I had certain delusions as well, although they were connected to things that can really happen due to spiritual matters. And no wonder, it was the spirits giving them to me.
Funny the sorts of delusions people have sometimes, and the meaning behind them, I especially love the metaphorical misgivings. After a few metaphors the craziest things come out of peoples mouths don't they.
I know that Im not a schizophrenic, although now after being drugged for so long some things are wrong with me.
I had spirits, thats all that it ever was.
So, no, I don't know that Im a schizophrenic, because I know what my problem is and has been since my "episode" occurred.
I really don't think that schizophrenia has anything to do with a clock do you? During my "episodes", I just say hauntings and things like that now, it was the same time on the clock, everytime I had the idea to look at the clock it was the same time over and over. It happens often, a little to often.
Strange things happen when they come around, and they are very real.