Im diagnosed with an unknown mood disorder
Im 15 years old.
I started smoking weed heavily when i was 13 years old. Continued for another year. it got to the point where i couldnt get out of bed in the morning without a bong hit. Throughout those two years ive been admitted to a psychiatric ward in a hospital once. and admitted into a locked down facility 2 different times. the hospital incidident was because i attacked ____ with a pair of tweeers
I've been on Seroquel, Lithium, and Olanzapine. Ive stopped my anti-psychotics
I just recently went through a phase where i didnt shower, take care of myself, go to school, or socialize for a whole month. THATS the second time i was admitted into th locked down facility
Listen..Im !**@! up. I have glances of colours and shapes around me. I talk to myself. My mind is always GOING and GOING never stopping thoughts ideas memories EVERYTHING.
Is it premature to assume schizophrenia might be a possibility?
Last edited by dv1992 on May 5th, 2007 04:58 PM; edited 1 time in total
Most people are diagnosed with schozophrenia in their early adulthood. It is a little early for you but not impossible, some people get it in childhood. Many people who are diagnosed later on realize they have had symptoms for much longer.
I would talk to your doctor and your parents. A lot of times doctors are trying so hard to fix each symptom, they don't look at the whole picture. (Just my opinion). Tell them what you have described in the thread, and that you think you may be schizophrenic. If you are diagnosed with schizophrenia, all of your other diagnoses would be explained (ocd and tourettes, for sure). I am not a doctor, but it sounds like a possibility to me. Bi-polar does not sound like it fits.
Your doctor should be willing to re-evaluate your current diagnoses. And if he/she doesn't, perhaps it is time to see a new one.
schizophrenia isn't the same thing as hallucinations. If you are seeing things there is probally something else wrong. Schozophrenia is when you are hearing things and or voices telling you to act out in ways not normal for you.
On the off chance that you are thinking that it could be mulitple personalities. Not likely, either unless you have major gaps in time missing. Also mulitiple personalitys have at least 3 personalities that are aware of each other, but the host is not.
Also in a final note mulitple personalities is also caused *only* by sexual abuse as a child. It is one of the few things we know the cause of...