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Old 09-20-2018, 10:26 AM   #1
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Confused Schizotypal or not?

Hi everyone!

It's 3am here, and my mind is full of thoughts, and it usually is. So now im gonna try and share here, and see if any of your answers can settle my thoughts for tonight.

2 months ago a Chief Physician at the psychiatry i go to, said that she strongly believe i suffer from Schizotypal personality disorder. But she wasn't completely sure, and said she had to think about it, and now yesterday she sent me to Special Physician that specialises in disorders in the Schizofrenia group.

So i know most arent, if even any of you are qualified in answering this, but i would love to hear your opinions on the following.

So i have suffered from anxiety for years, like 7 years(diagnosed).
Within the last 2 years it has become worse and evolved.

My thoughts are constant, i dont stop ever, only when i sleep, which is like 3-4 hours per night.

I have cut off all my friends, and currently only talk to my family and one friend over my pc.

I dont see the need for more friends, as they could potentially hurt me. That is why i value the anonymity of this forum.

I im constantly afraid someone is gonna break into my apartment, and thats when im home and outside. It often leads to panic attacks. I often have to check my front door 4 times, before i leave to be sure i actually locked it.

I hear floor boards squeaking, doors slamming, people in the distance talking but i cant hear what they say, mise or rats running in the walls, and probably something i forgot now.

I dont like going shopping alone anymore, as i have had experiences where my plan didnt go as planned, and that resulted in a pretty severe panic attack, so now i shop my mom for emotional support, which helps a lot.

I feel bugs crawling on me 10s of times a day, to the point i have to try and brush them off.

I feel like i see silhouettes in the corner of my eye at times, not often, but maybe a couple of times a day.

I recently started having thoughts, that my family which is nothing but support of me, has started to dislike me and talks behind my back when im not there. Even though i know they would never do that.

And lastly for now, i feel nobody likes me, and wants to harm me in any way they can, and definitely doesnt want me to succeed.

I hope someone read through all this, and is willing to give there 2 cents on all of this, and whether or not they feel i could fit into the Schizotypal category.

And i want to thank you in advance for reading a quick resume of my current self!
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:24 PM   #2
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I don't know if you have schizotypal or not, in my country we use the ICD-10 and there it is not considered a personality disorder but a psychotic disorder, a borderline form of schizophrenia, here it means you look like schizophrenic but you don't fully lose contact with reality. From the description you have made I think it is possible.

Anyway, since schizotypal subforum is pretty quiet, you might find it more helpful to post in the anxiety subforum or psychosis/schizophrenia subforum.
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Would it be okay, to just post this whole thing in there aswell?

And i realy appreciate your reply, thanks a lot!
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Hello Hjort: I noticed this is your first post here on PC. So... welcome to PsychCentral. I hope you find PC to be of benefit.

I'm sorry I cannot comment with regard to what you are experiencing. And we here on PC, in general, cannot offer mental health diagnoses. However here are links to 3 articles, from PsychCentral's archives, on the subject of Schizotypal Personality Disorder:

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder Treatment

Schizotypal: Similar to Other Disorders, Yet Unique

Also here's a link to the anxiety, panic & phobias forum here on PC:

https://forums.psychcentral.com/anxi...c-and-phobias/

One thing you might consider doing is taking some of the quizzes & tests that are on offer here on PC. These may help you to gain some insight into what you are experiencing. Here's a link to a listing of the quizzes & tests that are available:

Psychological Quizzes and Tests

I hope you find PC to be of benefit.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:38 PM   #5
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Thank you very much, and i will definitely have a look at those links you sent.

I understand that most arent qualified to diagnose people, but since i have already read all the symptoms, it's easier for me to make me "fit" into those symptoms.

And since i doubt myself a lot, i wanted some opinions on wether or not i actually seem to fit the diagnosis.

But i respect if people dont want to give an opinion, on something they dont know much about.

And again i appreciate your links and help!
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Would it be okay, to just post this whole thing in there aswell?

And i realy appreciate your reply, thanks a lot!
I guess it would be a better idea to ask a moderator to move it to the another subforum, or to ask more specific anxiety/psychosis related question in those forums.

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Old 09-29-2018, 07:16 AM   #7
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A couple of days ago, i went to a meeting with the Specialist Physician.

And she diagnosed me with Paranoid Schizophrenia, based on a 2 hour long interview and the time i have been sick, which is 7 years.

Hope this helps anyone who might someday sit in same situation as i did.
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