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... Hi! My brother is a schizophrenic and although he had an episode at the age of 17; it was not full blown until he was 24. We did not know what was wrong with him and this was 24 years ago. I often feel that if he had treatment, earlier, the illness might not have progressed to the point it did. The new medications for this illness are wonderful with very few side... (5 replies)
... This is actually the first time I have visited this site, but I have been wondering about my paranoid delusions for several years now. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you both for your impressions. It would seem that in many ways this would make sense being an OCD related issue. As you said Curious Learner, schizophrenics have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality. For me, all that seems very real when I am in the crux an episode, but then afterwards I feel silly for having been soo paranoid. Does that make sense? Nobody takes... (5 replies)

... Aw! Thanks so much, CuriousLearner! That was very sweet of you! :D I definitely think that it's OCD-related. The whole thing with you crossing yourself- OMG! That's soooo me! This is the only noticeable compulsion that I have: whenever I think of a blasphemous thought such as "I hate God" or something equally horrible, I cross myself repeatedly and mentally say, "Forgive me,... (5 replies)
... I am paranoid about people to be honest. ... (3 replies)
... Hey everyone. I just have a question about my diagnosis. I was originally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia (believed people were following me, aliens were coming for me, felt like someone was watching me, etc.) & I was told I have some formal thought disorder although with the medication I'm on I feel fine & can speak fluently. Anyways, now my docs aren't sure if it is... (4 replies)
Is this schizo?
Aug 24, 2006
... i was scared i thought it was someone taking over me.. so i got out went into my room and watched the real world but did it again so i went to bed so nervous and paranoid and out of nowhere i heard some weird voice within my head.. ... (3 replies)
OCD and Schizo
Jun 23, 2009
... Schizophrenia does involve paranoid thoughts, but they revolve more around the actions of others such as being followed, harmed and poisoned. ... (16 replies)
OCD and Schizo
Jun 27, 2009
... I don't have OCD or obsessive thoughts (except when I'm paranoid), so I can't comment on how well meds work for that. However, I have heard that CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is very good for treating OCD related thoughts. You may want to consider talking to a professional to learn some coping techniques. If it makes you feel any better, seeing a psychiatrist may... (16 replies)
... trust anyone and so I am the only person he feels comfortable speaking to about anything. But he calls me almost everyday and I get depressed hearing about his paranoid life. Then the days when I decide not to take his calls, I feel guilty about being selfish. ... (5 replies)
... Hi. I was diagnosed 5 years ago as a paranoid schizophrenic. I have allot of auditory hallucinations, but never once a visual one. ... (1 replies)
... I have schizo-affective disorder, which is a cross between bipolar and schizophrenia. I have some idea of what you are feeling, I think. For years I was in and out of the hospital and I refused to tell people the truth about what was going on because I didn't want them to use it against me and for the fear that they would hurt me if they knew. Finally I found a good doctor,... (5 replies)
... Does this sound like schizo affective to anyone? ... (1 replies)
... Having just read your posts I can in a lot of ways identify with your situation. Both my brother and sister suffer with Paranoid Schizophrenia and I know that as the only sibling without the illness life can be very difficult. ... (5 replies)
... an do to help my family. My therapist tells me that I am not a professional and can not help them no matter how hard I try. But since 2 of them suffer from the paranoid type, they do not trust anyone except me. But whenever I tell them something, they nod their head and don't listen to my advice. ... (5 replies)
... Well, I'm glad to hear that it's not schizophrenia! Yeah! Being an obsessive-compulsive is a lifelong diagnosis, but you can get better. It is most likely that both you and I will have obsessions all of our lives, even with CBT and medications, but the important thing is that CBT helps us block our obsessions and not let them take over our lives. It certainly does sound as... (5 replies)
... I saw a news documentary about a teenager who was being treated because he was obsessed with going to hell. He was said to have severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, so what you have could just be an obsession that is linked to some kind of anxiety disorder like OCD, not necessarily schizophrenia. On the other hand, schizophrenia involves being unable to distinguish fantasy... (5 replies)
Jan 1, 2005
... That's coming from a chronic paranoid schizophrenic! ... (14 replies)
... Hi Skylynn -- Thanks a lot for the reply, I sincerely appreciate it. I'm trying not to be afraid -- but it's extremely difficult not to be. I tell a lie -- I'm terrified. At 23, I'm not much older than your son -- although I'm pretty sure that I've been suffering from this wretched illness (mostly negative symptoms) since the age of 15, and only now does the condition... (5 replies)
... with paranoid delusions, no hallucinations. I live in this confused world where I have both rational and delusional thoughts. ... (8 replies)

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