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when you start doing and believing bizarre things you know you're schizophrenic. in my schizophrenia episodes i had bizarre behaviour and i lacked insight too to some extent. i thought i was fine but i was doing bizarre things that i wanted to stop but i just couldn't stop. also i had mild delusions/paranoia/suspiciousness and believed everything around me was connected to me somehow.
 
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I had very bizarre delusions. I have had and still have hallucinations. My thinking can still be quite strange, but it is not as disordered as earlier in my illness most of the time.

I have experienced psychosis.
 
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it took me about 5 yrs to finally realise what i was experiencing was in fact sz.....it takes time to get insight but meds can help hurry that process
 
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it took me about 5 yrs to finally realise what i was experiencing was in fact sz.....it takes time to get insight but meds can help hurry that process
Oh wow. That's a long time, but better late than never.
 
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It's easier for me when I think of myself as a child who knows the world and different types of thinking. This saves me from the realization that I was stupid and joined a sect. When I tell myself that no one is gave birth to a scientist ... I somehow belittle the stupidity during psychosis and allow myself to develop. Accept that when you don't sleep, you hallucinate, whether you like it or not.
 
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I had assessments, and tests, and the pshychartrist confirmed, in the results that i lean towards moer szchiophrenia, and lesser to the bipolar. So I have always had special interests and particularly through forummembers also, szchiophrenia, and heard voices a reas of mental h ealth. Another factor, ack, in 2007, I was placed annoyingly, preferably just as well, onto Abilify, and since 2012, allowing to kick in and work, I take 25ml. Overall far the best dose for me.
 
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took me being hospitalized 3 times for several months at a time to even start listening to them about actually having schizophrenia and what i was experiencing wasn't real. I still dont know if i really believe them but i guess it is the most logical thing compared to the alternative
 
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I went off meds for a year. I was in agony and saw a psychiatrist who diagnosed me on sight
 
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I had a breakdown initially- the cops and ambulance were involved.

I guess a dramatic entrance to the world of mental health is necessary for schizophrenia
 
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I had a breakdown initially- the cops and ambulance were involved.

I guess a dramatic entrance to the world of mental health is necessary for schizophrenia
At least you aren't broadcasted on TV. Delusion or not, this shit is scary.
 
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Can't you look the symptoms up on the internet?🙄
 

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