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Yes, it is possible to have a 3 disorders.
The symptoms for Schizophrenia fall into 3 categories.
Positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive symptoms
Positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, movement disorders
Negative symptoms include:
"Flat affect" (a person's face does not move or he or she talks in a dull or monotonous voice)Lack of pleasure in everyday lifeLack of ability to begin and sustain planned activitiesSpeaking little, even when forced to interact.
Cognitive symptoms include:
Poor "executive functioning" (the ability to understand information and use it to make decisions)Trouble focusing or paying attentionProblems with "working memory" (the ability to use information immediately after learning it).
These symptoms are far more subtle, easier to miss ---
I am 27 years old and I am shocked thet diagnosed me with Schizophrenia I thought it only happens in teens and early adulthood
You are still within the normal age range, but I imagine that it could be quite a shock! As you look over the symptoms, do they sound like what you experience?
I hear voices every other day and sometimes everyday night time is worst
I see things
I saw people on mirros
I believe my manager is after me and she is following me or try to harm me
Well, then you are having auditory and visual hallucinations. This can happen with some (not all) people with Bipolar Disorder as well --was that ruled out for you?
The paranoia can occur with both disorders too.
First they diagnosed me with Major depression sever with psychotic features
now they diagnosed me Schzophrenia
I see --that makes sense --keep in mind, it takes some time to adjust and accept a diagnosis (of any kind). You do need time for that shock to go away.
Have they given you a treatment plan?
only Anti psychotic and effexor
but not much helpful
That's not helpful. You could use some education about the illness, support, etc.
I been hearing voices and see things since April 2012
it is been like 6 months
I'm sorry to hear that --but I would expect it to take at least a year (minimum) to adjust/accept
You may want to check out the National Alliance for Mental Illness www.nami.org
and I don't know why I have depressed feelings too this is too much
depression accompanies most mental disorders --that can be tough to deal with as well.
You might want to get a psychotherapist to help you with that.
Dr. Free when I spoke to my clinical psychologist
I told her that I only have Hallucinations and delusions but not disorganized thought or speech
she still said I fit for schizophrenia
she mentioned some DSM I don't know what it is
The DSM is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual --it contains all of the diagnosable conditions and it's what mental health professionals use to make diagnoses.
It lists all of the symptoms/criteria for making a diagnosis
You could always get a second opinion ---
But, I've known people with Schizophrenia without disorganized thought and speech.
When it's under control with medication.
I will ask my family doctor to get me a psychiatrist referal
Schizophrenia, like a lot of other disorders, occur on a continuum --from not as severe to extremely severe
Yes, that sounds like a good idea.
she did said If it is severe enough if the voice tell me to hurt my self I should go to Emergency
Anything else I can answer for you today?
Sorry --i missed that last line
it is ok
Yes, she is right
OK, well, hang in there. Check out Nami --and find a good psychiatrist. Come back here anytime.
Thank you so much
you helped me alot
now I know I am schizophrenic
Things can get better --I've known some people who function very well with Schizophrenia. You are welcome, I am so glad
Take good care.
Have a great day :)
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX! ;)
I will ask you question for future
OK --I'll look forward to that!