Re: I think i have schizophrenia but im afraid
People with Schizophrenia being violent is a common stereotype; and primarily has been disproven. As well, music can not affect or cause mental illness. So being into the goth scene and music, won't increase symptoms.
To answer the famous question, " am I schizophrenic? ", I have to be blunt and say I don't know. And no one here can tell you otherwise.
However, there is something going on. If your behavior is affecting your daily functioning, and you are having difficulties as such, something isn't right. However, you having a psychotic disorder is questionable.
Are you 18 or over? If so, you can get help without your mothers concent. If you are not, see a school counselor, teacher or an adult who can talk to your mother and get you the help you need.
It is one of the hardest aspects to tell your parents that something may be going on. Generally, it is uncomfortable and frightening. However, it really has to be done.
No matter if it is Schizophrenia, Schizotypal (or another Schizophrenia related illness), depression or otherwise, you need to find help (especially since you are cutting). There are treatment options (medication, therapy, etc.) that can help you live a better life.
If you have any questions or other concerns, don't be afraid to comment me. I can answer most questions and help you figure out what you can do.
Last edited by SuchGreatHeight; 05-18-2006 at 10:46 PM.