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can all this stress bring back the schizophrenia?

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I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, they never told me the form when I was 18. They put me on some meds Ariprepazole as far as I remember. It completely wrecked my mind, I got depressed had a lot of trouble concentrating and with the meds my life took a turn for the worse. I used to be a bright student but it practically drained me. I met my future wife at 21. She was 12 years older than me and was a clinical hypnotherapist. She convinced me to leave the meds and I did. This happened against my parents will and they kept pressing me to take the medicines. My life dramatically turned around. I got into a goog PG course and a great job. I even completed a CMA course. However my marriage has fallen apart and due to the economy my carreer has taken a hit. I miss my wife a lot. I know that we cant be together and must move on. I am concerned whether with her gone and all this stress can bring back the schizophrenia. I have a rotten job and am living with my parents. What if it comes back

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replied August 8th, 2011
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I can understand your concern for schizophrenia but having a strong willpower and clear mind will keep you away from schizophrenia as well as depression.

You should discuss it with your parents and talk to them openly. Concentrating your mind in different other activities and hobbies also diverts the mind. Also try making some lifestyle changes. You can share your worries or stress with your family and friends and they can help you out by giving valid reasons or solutions. Also start doing yoga or meditation exercises which help in having a calming effect on the mind.

However if you have worsening of the symptoms then you may need treatment. Treatment consists of antipsychotic medicines, cognitive behavior therapy and psychotherapy.

My sincere advice would be to get it evaluated from a psychiatrist in that case. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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