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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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replied June 22nd, 2015
Schizophrenia involves a range of problem with thinking (cognitive), behaviour or emotions. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person behaves, thinks and sees the world. People with schizophrenia often have an altered perception of reality. Symptoms may include strange use of words or way of speaking, forgetful, unable to concentrate, oversleeping or insomnia, inappropriate laughter or crying. Most of the symptoms you have mentioned above may lead to schizophrenia except few. It will be better you consult with your doctor and start proper treatment for the same or else this could become worst at later stage.
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replied June 22nd, 2015
Schizophrenia involves a range of problem with thinking (cognitive), behaviour or emotions. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person behaves, thinks and sees the world. People with schizophrenia often have an altered perception of reality. Symptoms may include strange use of words or way of speaking, forgetful, unable to concentrate, oversleeping or insomnia, inappropriate laughter or crying. Most of the symptoms you have mentioned above may lead to schizophrenia except few. It will be better you consult with your doctor and start proper treatment for the same or else this could become worst at later stage.
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replied June 22nd, 2015
Schizophrenia involves a range of problem with thinking (cognitive), behaviour or emotions. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person behaves, thinks and sees the world. People with schizophrenia often have an altered perception of reality. Symptoms may include strange use of words or way of speaking, forgetful, unable to concentrate, oversleeping or insomnia, inappropriate laughter or crying. Most of the symptoms you have mentioned above may lead to schizophrenia except few. It will be better you consult with your doctor and start proper treatment for the same or else this could become worst at later stage.
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replied June 22nd, 2015
Schizophrenia involves a range of problem with thinking (cognitive), behaviour or emotions. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person behaves, thinks and sees the world. People with schizophrenia often have an altered perception of reality. Symptoms may include strange use of words or way of speaking, forgetful, unable to concentrate, oversleeping or insomnia, inappropriate laughter or crying. Most of the symptoms you have mentioned above may lead to schizophrenia except few. It will be better you consult with your doctor and start proper treatment for the same or else this could become worst at later stage.
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replied June 22nd, 2015
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person behaves, thinks and sees the world. People with schizophrenia often have an altered perception of reality. Symptoms may include strange use of words or way of speaking, forgetful, unable to concentrate, oversleeping or insomnia, inappropriate laughter or crying. Most of the symptoms you have mentioned above may lead to schizophrenia except few. It will be better you consult with your doctor and start proper treatment for the same or else this could become worst at later stage.
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replied February 10th, 2016
I agree that it is time to see a doctor. To me, it sounds like you are depressed. Sometimes people experience psychosis, including hallucinations, when they are depressed. That does not mean that you have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is important that you seek medical help before your symptoms worsen. If you are in high school, you can talk to the school counselor. If you are in college, go to the counseling center. I know it is a big step and that you will have to really push yourself to do it, but you will feel so much better once you do.
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