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0110x

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Lately I have been hearing from my friends that there is something different about me. Or they use the term "fucked". They tell me my facial expression never changes and a lot of the time when I speak they can't follow. I took several personality tests online and every single one said I may suffer from schizotypal disorder. (I know these tests are not very accurate though) Which might be considered a mild and early form of schizophrenia. I read up on it and all the symptoms and realize a lot of them make some sense. Before this I never even considered that there might be "something wrong with me". I thought everything that happens was just a part of growing up or whatever. I would really like to talk to someone that knows a lot about this so I can find out if I need to worry at all or just leave it because it's normal. Around what ages might you start to develop signs?
 
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I would visit your Gp and have a good chat with him about some of the things you feel.
 
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Hi there and welcome to the forum :welcome:

I'd back up Intelgal suggesting going to see your GP as your best next move. If you are worried about this then your GP really is the best person to go to to start working towards a diagnosis. Having said that I'm sure that there will be loads of people here who will support you and empathise with your situation.

I guess the forum is a great thing to have alongside support from the medical profession rather than an alternative to it.

Take care and do keep posting!
 
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Well we all fit all the symptoms of everything at one time or another. When I was diagnosed as bipolar I wanted it to be something else and I could match myself with any disorder or syndrome going.

As the others have said, a talk with your GP is a good starting point and then move on from there. Keep coming back and talking to us and we'll give you some support through it. You don't say how old you are but I'm guessing late teens?
 
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Last night I made the mistake of drinking. I don't remember exactly what was going through my head. But my friends/ people I had just met told me I was freaking out and ripping up things and acting really 'scary'. Do you think this was just paranoia from drinking, or could there be a connection here.
 
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Dollit

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You really do need to talk to your GP - no one here can say whether or not your drinking last night was in any way connected to how you're feeling otherwise. We're not practitioners but we will give you support.
 
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maudikie

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Earlly symptoms.

I should go to see your G.P. They are not the specialists, but may refer you to someone who knows more about schizophrenia than they do. It shows differently in diferent people. Try to express your feelings either in writing or drawing and paainting. the onset is usually between the ages of about 17 to25. Do get some professional help as if you understand what is wrong you can deal with it better. This also applies to your carer/s - probably parents.
So take them into your confidence, and tell them all you can aabout how you feel. If you are showing signs of being unwell they will be worried too.:)
 
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talk to some one you trust

the thing I have noticed the most with people with mental illness is trust, my husband has been dianosed with schizophenia for20yrs my son who is 35 was diagnosed 2/30 yrs ago, many signs along the way , I new there was a problem but could not work it out , it would be good if you have a close friend ,who would go to the doctors with you, you may not have it at all we all have difficult moments in our lives when we sometimes question our selves on our sanity ,I do that frequently, I hope this will help you , good luck ginger
 
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]the thing I have noticed the most with people with mental illness is trust, my husband has been dianosed with schizophenia for20yrs my son who is 35 was diagnosed 2/30 yrs ago, many signs along the way , I new there was a problem but could not work it out , it would be good if you have a close friend ,who would go to the doctors with you, you may not have it at all we all have difficult moments in our lives when we sometimes question our selves on our sanity ,I do that frequently, I hope this will help you , good luck
 
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