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For me dp has brought along a strong fear of schizophrenia. A couple of days ago I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time and after I had told her about my dp-symptoms, she told me it can belong to the symptoms of depression, anxiety or schizophrenia.

For me the fear of going insane faded a couple of weeks after the beginning of dp (as I learned about what it was that I was experiencing), but now when I heard the word again I totally freaked out and was paralyzed of fear.

I no longer have dp 24/7; it comes occasionally and especially when I?m exhausted. Nonetheless I still feel somehow fuzzy, I feel as if my head wasn?t all clear and thoughts aren?t ?in order? and bright as they used to be before dp. I mean I no longer have those visual distortions, but I?m still a bit lost inside my head and my thinking feels unfamiliar. I don't feel myself anymore.

These are feelings that add my fear of schizophrenia/psychosis.

Do any one of you know if these kind of feelings +dp/dr might be a part of some early symptoms of schizophrenia ? can these develop into schizophrenia? Or would the illness had come out already if it was to come?

I had dp/dr for about 2 months before it started to lessen a couple of weeks ago. Does somebody know if dp belongs to some ?pre?-symptoms of schizophrenia or would the other symptoms of the illness had come at a moment?s notice when dp kicked in? I don?t think I have any other symptoms of schizophrenia (yet..), instead depression and anxiety are familiar to me since the summer.

I don?t think it is helping that I ?ve started to watch my thinking and perception. Last nite I woke up in the middle of the nite and went petrified when I noticed that the curtains were wide open. It has got to be me who opened them in my sleep, but as dopey I was sure this is it?some side person of mine has opened them whereas ?this me? can not remember it?:/ and now, when the writing I sent in the morning to the forum disappeared I started to question if I never actually wrote it?thanks pdr!!!:D
 
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For me dp has brought along a strong fear of schizophrenia. A couple of days ago I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time and after I had told her about my dp-symptoms, she told me it can belong to the symptoms of depression, anxiety or schizophrenia.

For me the fear of going insane faded a couple of weeks after the beginning of dp (as I learned about what it was that I was experiencing), but now when I heard the word again I totally freaked out and was paralyzed of fear.

I no longer have dp 24/7; it comes occasionally and especially when I?m exhausted. Nonetheless I still feel somehow fuzzy, I feel as if my head wasn?t all clear and thoughts aren?t ?in order? and bright as they used to be before dp. I mean I no longer have those visual distortions, but I?m still a bit lost inside my head and my thinking feels unfamiliar. I don't feel myself anymore.

These are feelings that add my fear of schizophrenia/psychosis.

Do any one of you know if these kind of feelings +dp/dr might be a part of some early symptoms of schizophrenia ? can these develop into schizophrenia? Or would the illness had come out already if it was to come?

I had dp/dr for about 2 months before it started to lessen a couple of weeks ago. Does somebody know if dp belongs to some ?pre?-symptoms of schizophrenia or would the other symptoms of the illness had come at a moment?s notice when dp kicked in? I don?t think I have any other symptoms of schizophrenia (yet..), instead depression and anxiety are familiar to me since the summer.

I don?t think it is helping that I ?ve started to watch my thinking and perception. Last nite I woke up in the middle of the nite and went petrified when I noticed that the curtains were wide open. It has got to be me who opened them in my sleep, but as dopey I was sure this is it?some side person of mine has opened them whereas ?this me? can not remember it?:/ and now, when the writing I sent in the morning to the forum disappeared I started to question if I never actually wrote it?thanks pdr!!!:D
 
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I am no expert but I have read that the symptoms of DP are found in many mental and nervous disorders just like one would find the presence of anxiety practically in most any form of mental/nervous disorder.

Hearing voices is a common symptom of schizophrenia. Do you hear voices Sumu? If not your DP is probably not related to schizophrenia. At least that is my understanding.

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I am no expert but I have read that the symptoms of DP are found in many mental and nervous disorders just like one would find the presence of anxiety practically in most any form of mental/nervous disorder.

Hearing voices is a common symptom of schizophrenia. Do you hear voices Sumu? If not your DP is probably not related to schizophrenia. At least that is my understanding.

John
 

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At this stage of the game Sumu, if you had schizophrenia you would have already broken from reality to some extent and would probably be in a hospital getting treatment. You probably wouldn't care about posting here with your questions.

7 months ago when DPDR started for me, I was convinced I was schizo. 7 months later I still have that fear even though not one thing has changed lol which is proof I'm fine. It's part of the DP process-- worry worry and more worry about things that will NEVER happen. You are just really anxious right now because you're experiencing different emotions and perceptions, and believe me, anxiety can make you think and see WIERD stuff and freak out for wierd reasons. But know this, if you were to be schizophrenic, someone would tell you, so you don't need to worry about it =) You actually SEE and HEAR things as if they were real. Schizos think everyone else is nuts for not aggreeeing with their false beliefs!

I have read many different accounts of the first stages of schizophrenia that actual family members of sufferers noticed, and they were all pretty similar. At first it seems like the person is depressed, but VERY RAPIDLY (like weeks) the person becomes drastically different. The families noticed their loved ones begin to do ODD things like speak made up languages, talk and have conversations with voices no one else could hear, and stare at walls for hours giggling. One person said his mom was an alien from another planet and the other family members were conspiring to vaporize him. One kid would sit in his room talking to his voices, then run out of the room screaming in laughter. Others said objects were moving and that bugs were on the walls. One kid asked his mom why her eyebrows pointed upward and why she was wearing face paint.

In any case, the point I'm trying to make is that these people didn't know it was happening to them--their FAMILIES did, and their families suggested treatment. The sufferers didn't sit in their houses worrying if they were going insane; they just went insane without a wonder. The families asked the loved ones if they were hearing voices, and in most cases they denied it. But sure enough, the families would hear the sufferers talking to them when alone. You are NOT going nuts. If you can put together sentences, hold down a job, maintain friendships, and live life, then you are NOT nuts. Hang in there. You may worry yourself to the point of thinking youre insane, but you will not go insane.
 

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At this stage of the game Sumu, if you had schizophrenia you would have already broken from reality to some extent and would probably be in a hospital getting treatment. You probably wouldn't care about posting here with your questions.

7 months ago when DPDR started for me, I was convinced I was schizo. 7 months later I still have that fear even though not one thing has changed lol which is proof I'm fine. It's part of the DP process-- worry worry and more worry about things that will NEVER happen. You are just really anxious right now because you're experiencing different emotions and perceptions, and believe me, anxiety can make you think and see WIERD stuff and freak out for wierd reasons. But know this, if you were to be schizophrenic, someone would tell you, so you don't need to worry about it =) You actually SEE and HEAR things as if they were real. Schizos think everyone else is nuts for not aggreeeing with their false beliefs!

I have read many different accounts of the first stages of schizophrenia that actual family members of sufferers noticed, and they were all pretty similar. At first it seems like the person is depressed, but VERY RAPIDLY (like weeks) the person becomes drastically different. The families noticed their loved ones begin to do ODD things like speak made up languages, talk and have conversations with voices no one else could hear, and stare at walls for hours giggling. One person said his mom was an alien from another planet and the other family members were conspiring to vaporize him. One kid would sit in his room talking to his voices, then run out of the room screaming in laughter. Others said objects were moving and that bugs were on the walls. One kid asked his mom why her eyebrows pointed upward and why she was wearing face paint.

In any case, the point I'm trying to make is that these people didn't know it was happening to them--their FAMILIES did, and their families suggested treatment. The sufferers didn't sit in their houses worrying if they were going insane; they just went insane without a wonder. The families asked the loved ones if they were hearing voices, and in most cases they denied it. But sure enough, the families would hear the sufferers talking to them when alone. You are NOT going nuts. If you can put together sentences, hold down a job, maintain friendships, and live life, then you are NOT nuts. Hang in there. You may worry yourself to the point of thinking youre insane, but you will not go insane.
 
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What about this silly thought that came to my mind - who opened the curtains, was it me? There has been one or two other things as well, e.g. I have come home and started to doubt that I left some specific object to a different position before I left home, than where it is now. Deep down when I think about it rationally I know it was me who placed it that way by oversight and in a hurry, but then again...

Is this all a product of my skittishness and fear of going insane? I mean below these doubts (that something is happening to me) I still know how to think rationally. I hope. Just like you said, by worrying, reviewing, analyzing and questioning everything I may drive myself to the point of thinking I really am insane.

Are schizophrenic people cabable of this kind of speculative thinking, or would they simply believe, not doubt? Im drivin myself nuuuts...
 
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What about this silly thought that came to my mind - who opened the curtains, was it me? There has been one or two other things as well, e.g. I have come home and started to doubt that I left some specific object to a different position before I left home, than where it is now. Deep down when I think about it rationally I know it was me who placed it that way by oversight and in a hurry, but then again...

Is this all a product of my skittishness and fear of going insane? I mean below these doubts (that something is happening to me) I still know how to think rationally. I hope. Just like you said, by worrying, reviewing, analyzing and questioning everything I may drive myself to the point of thinking I really am insane.

Are schizophrenic people cabable of this kind of speculative thinking, or would they simply believe, not doubt? Im drivin myself nuuuts...
 

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yes, you are analyzing things too much. A schizophrenic has a hard time dressing his or herself along with other basic grooming. A schizophrenic cares little else about what is going on outside of their own reality. You are very much sane. You have nothing to worry about; you're making yourself nuts. Trust me, if were going nuts, you wouldn't really know it.
 

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yes, you are analyzing things too much. A schizophrenic has a hard time dressing his or herself along with other basic grooming. A schizophrenic cares little else about what is going on outside of their own reality. You are very much sane. You have nothing to worry about; you're making yourself nuts. Trust me, if were going nuts, you wouldn't really know it.
 
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