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KareBare

710d

I have a really bad fear that people are talking about me and making fun of me when I leave my house this keeps me isolated alot I m on anxiety medication and other medication, but I still fill this way. I have a friend I ve know for 20 years and she keeps saying she thinks I m schizophrenic. I have family members who are, I just thought that maybe not me. I just consider myself really weird and no one understands. Does anyone else go through this?

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    • Drewsdad08

      652d

      I feel the same way KareBare. I’m a middle aged dude. I don’t think very highly of myself. I’m incredibly insecure even when I’m complimented on job performance. I think I’m ugly appearance wise. I have very low self esteem. I only look in the mirror when I’m shaving. I dunno

    • Drewsdad08

      652d

      I feel the same way KareBare. I’m a middle aged dude. I don’t think very highly of myself. I’m incredibly insecure even when I’m complimented on job performance. I think I’m ugly appearance wise. I have very low self esteem. I only look in the mirror when I’m shaving. I dunno

    • BPDummy

      652d

      Yes. I know what you mean.

    • Rxgirl

      652d

      I did some therapy last year to let go of some of the trauma that occurred to me as a child and it was pretty helpful. It is called eye movement desensitization and processing (EMDR). I have taken medication and still do, but I was in a pretty bad place for awhile and it took me out of that.

    • Butterflygoddess

      653d

      I always felt like that too. One thing that helped was someone told me that most people around me feel a similar way. Sometimes it helps to remember that you're only the main character in YOUR story. Most of the time, people are thinking about themselves. If they are judging you, that's their issue and says more about them than it does you.

    • Sunshineseeker90

      710d

      I would recommend talking for to a therapist if your concerned. Or continue doing research (unless it's OCD motivated). That is just my understanding, I don't have any personal experience with it. I believe people who are bipolar can also experience Psychosis. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/psychosis/types-of-psychosis/#DisorganisedThinkingAndSpeech

    • dream6284

      710d

      I always fear people are talking about me behind my back. I have a lot of paranoia due to trauma that caused my PTSD

    • Sunshineseeker90

      710d

      Do you think its paranoia or social anxiety? Do you have a therapist? I think by the time you are in your forties you would know, onset is usually in your 20's, my understanding is you would have had some intense episode of psychosis by now for it to be diagnosable. But perhaps you can have mild, I think there there can be paranoia linked to many different disorders.

      • KareBare

        710d

        @Sunshineseeker90 What are the five symptoms of psychosis? Symptoms of Psychosis A drop in grades or job performance. Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating. Suspiciousness or unease around others. Lack of self-care or hygiene. Spending more time alone than usual. Stronger emotions than situations call for. No emotions at all. I found this online and never thought about it. I ve had alot of crazy episodes in my 20 s and 30 s, most people just blew it off as I was extremely bipolar.

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