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Old 04-25-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Is it possible

Is it possible for a highly intelligent, educated, able to take care of themselves, highly artistic and critical thinker with lots of work skills and can basically survive on their own to be paranoid schizophrenic?

I am a very paranoid person, but also fear socialization because of the paranoia but it wasn't always like this. But after many traumatizing social relational interactions over the years, I just have become overly paranoid.

Now, I am quite the logical thinker, and I don't make things out of nothing but draw conclusions and hypothesis based on facts, and make theories on facts. Is it even possible, for a person like me, to be or have paranoid schizophrenia? I ask this because the issue has come up with me more than once, and not by my own choice but by other people's suggestion to me. If I had the choice I would never want to be labeled or to have paraniod schizophrenia at all.

And since I am logical enough to know about it and not want it for it is a terrible stigma to carry and how would I even keep a job without getting fired if I had such a label, is it possible to still have paranoid schizophrenia? I guess it's a battle between fact or denial. But I want to know all the facts before someone blames me for denial. Any thoughts?

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: Is it possible

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Is it possible for a highly intelligent, educated, able to take care of themselves, highly artistic and critical thinker with lots of work skills and can basically survive on their own to be paranoid schizophrenic?

I am a very paranoid person, but also fear socialization because of the paranoia but it wasn't always like this. But after many traumatizing social relational interactions over the years, I just have become overly paranoid.

Now, I am quite the logical thinker, and I don't make things out of nothing but draw conclusions and hypothesis based on facts, and make theories on facts. Is it even possible, for a person like me, to be or have paranoid schizophrenia? I ask this because the issue has come up with me more than once, and not by my own choice but by other people's suggestion to me. If I had the choice I would never want to be labeled or to have paraniod schizophrenia at all.

And since I am logical enough to know about it and not want it for it is a terrible stigma to carry and how would I even keep a job without getting fired if I had such a label, is it possible to still have paranoid schizophrenia? I guess it's a battle between fact or denial. But I want to know all the facts before someone blames me for denial. Any thoughts?
Have you been evaluated by a medical professional? You don't have to share a mental illness with anyone if you don't want to. I know it gets lonely. I never share my history of depression with anyone. Too afraid of the stigma of mental illness also. I spend all my time alone too. I will share it here though. Do employers have access to your medical records? Find someone you can trust at least to some degree. A Medical professional is bound by their professional ethics to tell you the truth.
At least you would know for sure then and could form a plan of action. Being diagnosed with depression gave me a starting point. I could stop blaming myself. I wish you well. Paranoid schizophrenia is not something I have personally experienced. Any mental illness is inherently painful. We share similar pain.

 
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