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Scared of schizophrenia ??? please help

Im a 17 year old girl and am really scared i have Schizophrenia as a couple of years ago at some point I thought people could hear what I was thinking, these phases passed and I didn't really believe at the time and I defiantly don't believe in them now? I also used to think I was going to discover that I had superpowers or something when i was older? these thoughts happened around when I was 13-15 and I do not have them now do you think it could schizophrenia? The reason I am so worried is because I'm pretty sure i have health anxiety last week i was sure i had MS :((

But the symptoms of schizophrenia seem to fit me so well because i am constantly dizzy my muscles twitch all the time and i have derealisation 24/7 and also have a hard time concentrating... Please tell me what i have is just health anxiety???

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Hi Sarah! I have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia for about five years. I am going to list some of the overall symptoms, as well as my personal experiences with it.

Here are the general symptoms:

Hearing or seeing something that isn’t there

A constant feeling of being watched

A peculiar or nonsensical way of speaking or writing

Strange body positioning

Feeling indifferent to very important situations

Deterioration of academic or work performance

A change in personal hygiene and appearance

A change in personality

Increasing withdrawal from social situations

Irrational, angry or fearful response to loved ones

Inability to sleep or concentrate

Inappropriate or bizarre behavior

Extreme preoccupation with religion or the occult

Now, some of these don't happen with everyone. Everyone's Schizophrenia is different. My symptoms are mostly just auditory illusions, visual illusions, change in personality, strange body positioning, and I always feel like I am being watched. And Schizophrenia is higher in females than it is males, even though I am male. If you experience any of the symptoms, please consult a psychiatrist, doctor, or therapist. I hope it is just your health anxiety because Schizophrenia can be crippling. I hope this helped!


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