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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    When i'm hearing voices, I find it hard to keep track with conversations. I also struggle to watch TV or listen to the radio because I get messages from them telling me to do things. I'm a lot quieter and less confident than I used to be because I struggle to tell what's real and what's not. It can keep me from going out and socialising because I can act oddly sometimes.
    Are there times when you loose sense of reality when you hear those voices? Like, you don't know if the voices are real or not?

    Just a bit curious
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Are there times when you loose sense of reality when you hear those voices? Like, you don't know if the voices are real or not?

    Just a bit curious
    The voices are real to me, even if other people can't hear them.
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    I've got psychotic disorder. Which is similar. Are you on Olanzapine too?
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    How do you think people around you should act in order to make life easier for you?
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    (Original post by Scott.)
    I've got psychotic disorder. Which is similar. Are you on Olanzapine too?
    I'm on Clozapine which is very similar.
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    The voices are real to me, even if other people can't hear them.
    Do you know what triggered this?

    I feel like I'm asking so many questions but I've always been interested in Schizophrenia and finding out how it affects people
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    Do you hallucinate visually as well? If not, how do the voices get mixed up with reality without you seeing anyone talking?
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    (Original post by Nayzar)
    How do you think people around you should act in order to make life easier for you?
    Just acting like they normally would. I don't want anyone to make any special effort for me.
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Do you know what triggered this?

    I feel like I'm asking so many questions but I've always been interested in Schizophrenia and finding out how it affects people
    I have no idea. One day I was normal and the next, I started hearing things that other people couldn't hear. A first I thought they were lying and they could hear them too.. and then I realised that it was just me.
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Do you know what triggered this?

    I feel like I'm asking so many questions but I've always been interested in Schizophrenia and finding out how it affects people
    Same here. Mental issues are so interesting. I am considering going into psychiatry if i do medicine. or, failing that, psychology
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    (Original post by Nayzar)
    Do you hallucinate visually as well? If not, how do the voices get mixed up with reality without you seeing anyone talking?
    Yes I used to see things that other people couldn't... but that stopped once I started taking clozapine.

    I don't know how to answer the second part, sorry.
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    (Original post by Nayzar)
    Same here. Mental issues are so interesting. I am considering going into psychiatry if i do medicine. or, failing that, psychology
    wow, that's so weird, I have literally got the same plans as you! I applied to Medicine this year in hopes of going into Psychiatry but put Neuroscience and Psychology as my back up.
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    Are you a genius ?
    What the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and your schizophrenia ?
    Why do people mix up schizophrenia for multiple personality disorder ?
    Do your voices tell you to do violent acts ?
    Do those close to you act differently if they know your schizophrenic ?
    How do you feel about the schizophrenic murderer stereotype ?
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    Do you have any way apart from medication that stops the voices from talking or is it something which doesn't go away?
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    Does it affect you too much in your daily life or are the medicine you're taking (I'm assuming you take some? Correct me if I'm wrong) help reduce these symptoms?
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    (Original post by Kadak)
    1) Are you a genius ?
    2) What the difference between paranoid schizophrenia and your schizophrenia ?
    3) Why do people mix up schizophrenia for multiple personality disorder ?
    4) Do your voices tell you to do violent acts ?
    5) Do those close to you act differently if they know your schizophrenic ?
    6) How do you feel about the schizophrenic murderer stereotype ?
    1) I'm not a genius, i'm about average intelligence.
    2) I've never been told I have paranoid schizophrenia, but I may have it, I don't know
    3) Do they?
    4) Only towards myself
    5) No, the people I care about act completely normally around me
    6) I hate the stereotype because people with schizophrenia are rarely dangerous.
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    (Original post by george_c00per)
    Do you have any way apart from medication that stops the voices from talking or is it something which doesn't go away?
    Going for a walk really helps me come back into reality so that I can focus on the 'real' world a bit better, but it doesn't usually go away when I want it to.
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Does it affect you too much in your daily life or are the medicine you're taking (I'm assuming you take some? Correct me if I'm wrong) help reduce these symptoms?
    The medication has stopped the visual hallucinations and most of the auditory ones.. so it affects me much less now. I still get a crowd of voices which is really annoying.
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    (Original post by Cinnie)
    1) I'm not a genius, i'm about average intelligence.
    2) I've never been told I have paranoid schizophrenia, but I may have it, I don't know
    3) Do they?
    4) Only towards myself
    5) No, the people I care about act completely normally around me
    6) I hate the stereotype because people with schizophrenia are rarely dangerous.
    Yeah,schizophrenia is probably the most misunderstood illness.It often is mixed up with MPD. I blame the media,they never show schizophrenia in a positive light.
    Have you always had schizophrenia or was it triggered by an event ?
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    (Original post by Kadak)
    Yeah,schizophrenia is probably the most misunderstood illness.It often is mixed up with MPD. I blame the media,they never show schizophrenia in a positive light.
    Have you always had schizophrenia or was it triggered by an event ?
    I've had it for 2 and a half years, and i'm not sure what triggered it.. I think it was just always a part of my DNA.
 
 
 
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