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Old 11-07-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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Thumbs down schizophrenia paranoid sub-type negative symptoms

The positive symptoms of my schizophrenia, paranoid sub-type has been dealed with by medication but I still suffer great difficulties with the negative symptoms such as lack of motivation and social isolation.

My psychiatrist said that these negative symptoms has to be dealed with by my own self-motivation and confidence because there are no medications to help with the negative symptoms.

I was wondering how you guys help motivate yourself and become social condiering this is part of the illness.

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:13 PM   #2
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Re: schizophrenia paranoid sub-type negative symptoms

i have had similar problems in the past with paranoid thoughts and medication and ill try to offer what help i can.
there are lots of ways to feel more socially included you could try an online game where you work together to complete a goal or join a hobby based club or social gathering or even a job if you can hold it
and it may sound strange but the best medicine is time ive also heard hand based movement boost's white brain matter(connective tissue) 5% so an intricate task based hobby might be exactly what you need

Old 11-17-2009, 08:22 AM   #3
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Re: schizophrenia paranoid sub-type negative symptoms

GET involved! Do NOT take medications and sit around the house - stewing about; rumminating and being lazy! Trust me, get out of the house; do something with yourself - and be active! Don't let yourself become littered with, "NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS..."

Part of the reason why so many people have negative symptoms - is BECAUSE they take meds. (IT LITERALLY; CAN be a byproduct of medications!) And after awhile they become lazy! YOU DO NOT want that! Trust me, it happened to me.

The FACT; that you're taking medications DOES NOT permit you to become unactive! It DOES NOT mean anything! Don't let it fool you into believing you have an, "excuse," to take, "TIME," to figure things out... Medications or not - YOU still need to find the motivation to keep busy and involved. And if you don't - you'll become lazy and dependant on the pills. YOU need to make the decision to get better. DO NOT trust that the medications are going to fix something, they won't. Its a combination of your WILL to get better - your NEED to get better; and YOUR ability to RESPOND to these needs to feel better... If you don't - you WILL regret it - trust me.


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