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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Or Schizophrenia ?

Hi all,

since 1994 that I have been diagnosed as having a neurosis but my illness got so worse in 2002 that I had auditive hallucinations (two voices talking to each other and voices commenting what I was thinking and doing), mind reading, thought broadcasting, strong delusions, .... These hallucinations and delusions kept on for 8 months without treatment.

My psychiatrist keeps on telling me that I still have a neurosis and not schizophrenia. He is sure about it.

There is another psychiatrist that thinks that I am schizoaffective.

Someone told me the following thing:

"occasional patients with schizophrenia may be misdiagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsessions and compulsions are indeed frequently present in schizophrenia; however, a person with true obsessive-compulsive disorder will not have the thought disorder, delusions, hallucinations, or other symptoms that are also present in schizophrenia."

do you think that I have schizophrenia according to what I have said and what my psychiatrists think of my illness ?

Is it possible that someone with ocd develops psychotic symptoms for 8 months without that being schizophrenia ?

Regards,
luis
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replied February 27th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
No,its not usual. Your symptoms are consistent with schizophrenia. However, you would need complete assessment for clarification.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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