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Can a CT scan help diagnose schizophrenia

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Hi everyone

My psychiatrist said my condition is complex due to a mix of paranoia, mania and depression. I used to hear voices outside of my head as a kid and occasionally as an adult, like I would hear my parents or someone shouting. So my psychiatrist sent me to get a CT scan and I hope it helps him diagnose schizophrenia because I'm not sure what to call my situation.

Can you help me understand if a CT scan can detect schizophrenia?

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They were making lots of progress in this area in 2019, it was on the news often, lots of breakthroughs. I think covid has stopped much else for now.
 
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Breakthroughs? But do you think it can show signs of abnormality in my brain?
 
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I might ebe cpdande, be able to help you out here;


back in 2001 and in 2003, i had issues, of everything so to speak, bearing in mind, i would be travelling to the U.S. on holiday/vacations with mum and dad over 30 years worth.

Now, back in 2003, i think it was, the pshychartrist, just couldn't put his finger onto what was causing my condiitons to be very acute when away. he ordered a CT scan, and yep, sure enough and also I had tests which I had to take part on a test assessment, over a number of weeks, and the 2 types of assessments, came to the conclusion, that I had szchiophrenia. Practially and in pricinpal right from birth! Mum had some problems while expecting me, from the hospital side of things, not her, and also, i have history of mental helath on mum's side of family.


So there it was, it wsa confirmed, diagnosis, that I have conditons, such as heard voices, and paranoia, mild forms of both, however then would be very acute, from time to time.


I had been placed onto medication, none of the doses which worked, not until this is 25ml, came along, and overall has been far the best dose.


i hope this helps.
 
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Yes this does certainly help and thanks for replying.

You mentioned that your mom had trouble at birth and so did mine, I was born 3lbs due to a lack of nutrients from my mom's plancenta.

I've felt this way as in would have episodes of paranoia which included mild hallucinations but strong delusions and then what I would call downtime after such an episode. In that time would feel calmer but more shutdown and lacked motivation. When it came to social situations I would be paranoid if how other people would look at me and that includes family and friends. I've also talked to myself and escape into my imagination since I was six years old. My thoughts can be really loud and disturbing. Anyways I hope CT scan will me process this better
 
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I think CT scan is to rule out other causes of your symptoms.
 
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