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Is ocd just like schizophrenia?

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Itsme21

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Hi, so I suffer from ocd and anxiety! Have done since I was little, I’m 26 now. Any way I was watching eastenders tonight and there’s a character on there called Isaac. And there’s a whole story line based on him at the moment. There was one thing on there that he did that related to me with my intrusive thoughts that I get through ocd. I got really scared and started Googling things! And saw something about people with ocd are at higher risk of becoming schizophrenic. And I’m scared that’s going to happen to me or it already has. I’m a mum of 3 and I couldn’t bare that to happen. I wouldn’t want my babies taken away from me and that’s the main thing going through my mind. I have had counselling and they haven’t said anything about me being schizophrenic. They have definitely said I have ocd though. I’m just so scared about every tiny! Wish I didn’t have my mind :( any help and reassurance will help! Feeling really crappy at the mo.
 
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hi welcome x i don't feel qualified enough to comment on whether the 2 illnesses are connected ,i have ocd and don't seem to suffer with any schizophrenia symptoms ,maybe ask your doctor?
and i hope someone here can advise ,lots of love x Lu x
 
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Nope. They are very different illnesses.
 
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Well, what goes on in the brain in schizophrenia is said to be caused by too much dopamine. Plenty of dopamine is not necessarily a bad thing, though it could mean one is consuming too much caffeine, which raises dopamine. It could also mean there is not enough serotonin, which is said to be higher when dopamine is lower, and visa versa. I dont know how it all works, but it could be a safe bet to do things necessary for serotonin production like make sure one is getting adequate vitamin D (either spend 10 more than minutes naked in direct sunlight, or take 1000 IU supplement plus or minus per day), omega 3 (1 g per day from low mercury fish, shellfish, or lamb), and quality sleep. There are other things as well, like savoring peaceful relationships.
 
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Schizophrenia isn't something that happens over a night, it is something that develops over a life time. Just because you observe OCD in your mental activity, doesn't mean that all the sudden you will sprout paranoid delusions or start hallucinating.
 
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