I think I have schizophrenia ?

m 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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  • sarah4856, only a psychiatrist could tell you for sure that you have Schizophrenia. However, your symptoms sound more like generalized anxiety with health fears. You should talk over these concerns with your parents or guardian. I'm sure if they thought there was a problem, they would accompany you to the doctor.

  • Thank you so much for your reply it has calmed me down a little bit but the main reason for my worry as these thoughts I had when i was 13-15 i did not have anxiety at the time and they did not worry me i thought the were 'normal' should i still be worried about schizophrenia or perhaps psychosis ?? please reply thank you

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  • sarah4856, you seem too knowledgeable and coherent about your mental health. I am not a doctor but I did once take care of a young girl with schizophrenia. She wasn't aware of it. To her, it was normal in how she perceived herself. Are you able to talk to someone about this? Maybe your doctor or school nurse? It saddens me that you are so absorbed in this thought. I still think it's generalized anxiety (GAD) with health anxiety topping the list. We are all here for you on the forum. x

  • Okay thank you for replying again :) everyone on this forum is really helpful to me and Im glad i found it, deep down I think I know its just health anxiety but since i have so many of the symptoms it does still freak me out. I cant talk to any parents about this as they think I'm crazy and mentally unstable :/ i think posting on this forum is my best bet

  • I'm not a doctor but the intrusive thoughts could be from OCD or GAD.

    Get a doctor appt. They might refer you to a psychiatrist. Have you told your parents? It might help your anxiety to talk to people you trust.

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