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My girlfriend seems to suffer...
My girlfriend seems to suffer from schizophrenia. She can be the sweetest girl for weeks, but then she starts fussing at me for no obvious reason for two days, three days, four days or a week. When the spell is over, she is sooo sorry and promises to never do that again. But sure enough, there is a next time when she does it.
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Hello,What you are describing is probably not schizophrenia which is for the most part being psychotic-having hallucinations and delusions. What you seem to to be describing. She is going through mood swings for which she requires personal assistance.throuh psychotherapy and possiblt individal therapy.

Wish you the best with good luck.

Sincerely,

Ralph LMHC

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