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Meadowlark

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Hello everyone. Ive been lurking for a while, since my therapist suggested schizophrenia was my issue a couple months ago.

Since im not having a psychotic episode currently i swing between relief at having an answer and terror at what the answer was.

Mostly relief.

I have many questions but my bravery is running out.

Ill be around and thanks for the help ive already found here.
 
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Lab rat

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I used to run up against people reacting with horror when I was first diagnosed, but not so much now. In fact it’s now so socially acceptable that it’s even on my cv!
 
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Hi Meadowlark welcome to the forum. I have the diagnosis of schizophrenia and go from relief at having a diagnosis to denial of it.
 
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Meadowlark

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Here’s one of my many questions.

A voice has been speaking to me (often cruelly) for 8ish years. It was always there and now it returns occasionally.

My therapist is a psychologist, (can’t prescribe) and I haven’t been completely honest with her...

Anyway. She suggested I think of, or refer to, the voice as “it” not “him”.

Saying “it” makes me burst into tears.

Have no idea what this means or if I can take any of her advice seriously since I’ve downplayed things.

Was this a question?

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