- Jan 6, 2022
Yes it very well could be. Like you said it can’t be known what exactly is wrong unless I get the professional help. But yeah I agree it is very not like schizophrenia at all. I was just seeking help from others who may want to nudge me into a direction to I guess realise that it is definitely not that. I think my biggest problem is the disturbing thoughts, the extreme mood swings which could be caused by my bi polar and OCD. Well as well as the numb and empty feeling.Well, this emptiness could be exhaustion, from worrying so much. It is hard for you to really know what is your biggest problem without a doctor, and I wouldn't discard the possibility that you are more anxious than normal. I also wouldn't discard the possibility of depression, even If you think you had It as a teen. There are different kinds of depression depending on the neurotransmitter involved. Serotonin related depressions tend to be more anxious, while dopamine related depressions tend to feel more like numbness and emptiness. And, of course, certain kinds of depression can be related to both dopamine and serotonin. Even If you already had a depressive episode, you could be handling a completely different type of depression today. The fact that your mood also seems to be affected would be more evidence for that case.
Not recognizing yourself or feeling your surroundings are not real are two very specific feelings usually called depersonalization and derealization, and they can occour on their own, as a symptom of stress, anxiety or psychosis. If you feel that's the case, maybe talking about It in the depersonalization and derealization forum would help. As a standalone, however, these feelings would not justify you worrying you may have schizophrenia.