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Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Or Not? 19, Female

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These are symptoms I've been experiencing. I'd greatly appreciate your comments. Thank you.

- thoughts of suicide daily (became a normality for me)

- pre-adolescence masturbation (ever since I could remember, and I mean as a young girl that knew nothing about sex or sexual parts, I've always had to masturbate, especially at night, it'd help me fall asleep, and I'd do it in public if I thought no one noticed)

- hallucinations (as a child, I wrote and read a lot of books, I wrote a story revolving around a man named Luke and his family, and they would appear beside me or around me when I was in elementary school, later during high school I told myself that they weren't real... My friend is a witness to this)

- voices (typically they come to me while I sleep or when I'm pacing around my room, usually from religious figures or inspirational figures such as former teachers or loved ones, I play out scenarios in my head where I see and him them talking to me, I see myself in the scenario and it's like I'm living in that scenario)

- psychosis (often I pace around my room, thoughts such as how I could be a hero, how life has a greater purpose for me, something that sets me apart from the average person, often as I pace I'll also perform hand motions as if I'm in the scenario and sometimes will talk out loud without meaning to)

- I have primary nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting during the night)

- anxiety (mainly but not limited to social activities)

- I have a twin with cerebral palsy (we were premature, I was underdeveloped)

- disturbing thoughts (such as illegal or sinful thoughts, to explicit to name but they scare me)

- emotionally distraught (crying if someone yells at me or if I'm humiliated, sometimes cry for no reason)

- neglect appearance (I often think I haven't changed in years, I'm the same person I was years ago, my appearance is similar, I haven't grown up, I neglect to shower, brush my teeth or hair, etc)

- inability to function (most recently, I would pass out in the early hours of the morning, wake up at one, decide the dining hall's breakfast menu was over, so I didn't shower or get up because I would just wait until lunch rolled around, when lunch rolled I decided because I hadn't showered that it would take me too long to get ready, and by the time I got ready the lunch hour would be over so I would wait for dinner to roll around. Dinner came and I avoided going out, declined friends offers because I didn't look presentable enough to go out. This continued for days until I near fainted due to low blood pressure from not eating. This has happened multiple occasions)

- social withdrawal (purposely avoid people, could be due to anxiety)

- lack of motivation (getting out of bed became difficult, would resist eating because I was too lazy to prepare a meal, etc)

- inability to care for others (wouldn't return affection, saying "I love you" is difficult to say to loved ones, etc)

- insomnia (lately it's been very difficult for me to sleep, usually will pass out without awareness of falling asleep)

- inconsistency to follow through with activities (e.g. homework assignments)


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replied March 19th, 2015
Schizophrenia Answer A51467
Welcome to e health forum.

With the complex history and issues presented here, it will be recommended that you consult a psychiatrist in person and seek behavior therapy to change your outlook towards life and help you reach your life goals.


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