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The fear of schizophrenia is absurdly common in people with anxiety disorders. I had it, big time, and no amount of reassurance from anyone is going to stop you obsessing about it. However, I'll say it for completeness sake - you won't develop schizophrenia. It's a completely different kettle of fish from what you are suffering from. But it's not suprising that people with DR/DP develop seemingly rational fears of 'going mad', considering that we are seeing and feeling differently. Once you get a grip on your anxiety and obsessional state, the fear will disappear, I promise.

It'd be good to do a poll, but I'd say about 80% of the people on this board have OCD'd about schizophrenia at some point during their illness. It'd also be good to do another poll to see how many of the people on this board have actually gone on to develop a psychotic condition. I'd say about 1%, at best.

Look at it this way. You have less chance of 'going mad' from accidently ingesting some psychoactive substance than you have of being eaten by a lion. Unless you are tied to a tree in the Serengeti and covered with offal. And even then, I'd say the chances are pretty even.
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