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Re: OCD and Schizo
Jun 22, 2009
hi dreams in neon, thanks very much for your help so far. i hope you have time to read my latest post.
having thought about it, the thoughts in my head are purely my own, but nothing i ever do seems to be "perfect" enough. like i mentioned before, i keep getting the feeling that something is about to happen which will interfere with my current task, or that something i have done recently was imperfect resulting in a feeling of impending doom. all i do 24/7 is dwell on what happened in the past and analyzing it --> i cant seem to move on from anything, good or bad.
it's no exaggeration to say my mind hasnt been relaxed, EVER, for the last 8 years (i am 22 now). Things have to happen in a certain way or my mind just wont be satisfied with it, and nowadays, even if things happen in a certain way, my mind is STIll not satisfied with it because of all the "what if's".

i guess this does sound like ocd to you now but the reason why i questioned schizophrenia is because i have had frequent seemingly psychotic episodes due to this persistent feeling of "imperfection". once during a test, my mind was fixed on analyzing a perceived imperfection of a recent event and when the teacher collected my script, i wasnt concentrating so i didnt actually see him take the script from my table. immediately after that my mind switched to what happened to my script? was it under the table or did it fly off somewhere? even though my mind was 100% aware that the teacher had just walked past.... for the next week all i could think about was different scenarios revolving around this event. i have also had cases of depersonalisation whereby i start questioning everything about my location and whether i am alone or with somebody etc. this has happened when i have fallen asleep on a bus journey and woken with a hazy mind.

so i think definitely something serious is going on within my mind and i am exploring options about what to do before its too late once again, thanks heaps for all the help so far --> looking at your amount of posts you are quite a champion poster and probably have been a great help to lots of people.
Re: OCD and Schizo
Jun 23, 2009
[QUOTE=laiyh86;4019388]hi dreams in neon, thanks very much for your help so far. i hope you have time to read my latest post.
having thought about it, the thoughts in my head are purely my own, but nothing i ever do seems to be "perfect" enough. like i mentioned before, i keep getting the feeling that something is about to happen which will interfere with my current task, or that something i have done recently was imperfect resulting in a feeling of impending doom. all i do 24/7 is dwell on what happened in the past and analyzing it --> i cant seem to move on from anything, good or bad.
it's no exaggeration to say my mind hasnt been relaxed, EVER, for the last 8 years (i am 22 now). Things have to happen in a certain way or my mind just wont be satisfied with it, and nowadays, even if things happen in a certain way, my mind is STIll not satisfied with it because of all the "what if's".

i guess this does sound like ocd to you now but the reason why i questioned schizophrenia is because i have had frequent seemingly psychotic episodes due to this persistent feeling of "imperfection". once during a test, my mind was fixed on analyzing a perceived imperfection of a recent event and when the teacher collected my script, i wasnt concentrating so i didnt actually see him take the script from my table. immediately after that my mind switched to what happened to my script? was it under the table or did it fly off somewhere? even though my mind was 100% aware that the teacher had just walked past.... for the next week all i could think about was different scenarios revolving around this event. i have also had cases of depersonalisation whereby i start questioning everything about my location and whether i am alone or with somebody etc. this has happened when i have fallen asleep on a bus journey and woken with a hazy mind.

so i think definitely something serious is going on within my mind and i am exploring options about what to do before its too late once again, thanks heaps for all the help so far --> looking at your amount of posts you are quite a champion poster and probably have been a great help to lots of people.[/QUOTE]

What you've described above does not sound like schizophrenia. It sounds more like OCD.

At any rate, the only way you will know what is taking place is to see a psychiatrist. I can't diagnose you since I'm not a medical professional, so it's impossible for me to say one way or the other what you have and it would only be based on speculation.

I would encourage you to write down a list of your symptoms for the psychiatrist so he can make an accurate diagnosis.

If your thoughts are your own and involve a sense of impending doom (something I oftentimes say myself when I'm having an anxiety attack), this seems more indicative of OCD than schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia does involve paranoid thoughts, but they revolve more around the actions of others such as being followed, harmed and poisoned.

Not all people with schizophrenia hear voices, but when they have paranoid thoughts and delusions (such as believing their thoughts are being controlled by others) this tends to represent paranoid schizophrenia more than anything else.

There are many other kinds of schizophrenia as well, so this is yet another reason why you should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.

Good luck!





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