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sage.emlang

352d

hello! I am 20yo and just recently diagnosed with schizophrenia but I'm not exactly sure what all that diagnosis entails. what exactly is schizophrenia and what does it "look" like?

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    • CatherineDerry

      265d

      Schizophrenia has actually recently been declared a psychosis spectrum disorder, and it affects everyone differently, depending on what type(s) you have. There is a GREAT channel on YouTube called Living Well With Schizophrenia. Very informative videos. Check it out sometime!

    • CatherineDerry

      265d

      Schizophrenia has actually recently been declared a psychosis spectrum disorder, and it affects everyone differently, depending on what type(s) you have. There is a GREAT channel on YouTube called Living Well With Schizophrenia. Very informative videos. Check it out sometime!

    • JohnLocke

      335d

      When I'm stable I just have low motivation and disorganization

    • kitaboo

      341d

      What med r u on?

    • OverwhelmedBard

      342d

      For me, I have a lot of paranoia, delusions that everyone is against me, and I have severe depression that also comes into play. I hear things and see things that I can rationalize and tell that they aren't there. And ptsd doesn't help either because I'm finding that they often trigger each other. I have troubles with speech, Concentration and memory. If I get interrupted I can't really remember what I was saying and it's frustrating sometimes.

    • azraiel

      346d

      Schizophrenia for me is like being in to different realitys at the same time and being aware of both but not knowing which is real

    • faerywyrm

      352d

      For me, schizophrenia "looks like" hallucinations, false beliefs, and delusions. I also tend to subject-hop. I can't seem to keep my thoughts on one track. I see and hear things that aren't real and have trouble telling the difference between the hallucinations and reality. I have carried on whole conversations and not known whether it was real or not.

      • Jelly_JellyFish

        347d

        @faerywyrm I agree, also for me there are a lot of memory problems because of it. Most people who have Schizophrenia have mostly or only auditory hallucinations, but I’ve also have had visual hallucinations. A lot of the time, doctors try to diagnose Schizophrenia as Schizo Effective because Schizophrenia has a stigma, usually in those cases there are less of really negative hallucinations.

        • faerywyrm

          314d

          @Jelly_JellyFish I know what you mean. My psychiatrist is very good and diagnosed schizophrenia and bipolar disorder instead of schizoaffective. It means a great deal to get the right diagnoses. It's also hard to admit to schizophrenia because of the stigma.

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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and abnormal behavior. It can manifest in various ways, including hearing voices, seeing things that aren't there, having false beliefs, and experiencing difficulty in distinguishing between reality and imagination. Each individual's experience with schizophrenia may differ, but these are some common symptoms associated with the condition.

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