contrary to belief schizophrenia is not really split personality. Anyways who here does see and/or hear things that are not really there? I was first diagnosed as ADHD and then as having Asperger's Syndrome as well. But recently I've been having frightening psychosis experiences. The typical age schizophrenia occurs is 18 and I'm almost 18 myself, I think I may really have schizophrenia, I'm not sure if I do have ADHD and/or Asperger's Syndrome as well, but schizophrenic's will actually have characteristics from both those disorders. Inattentiveness and social withdrawal are good examples, and I must say those characteristics weren't a huge problem for me when I was younger and they say that those characteristics won't show up at birth (if it's adult onset schizophrenia) but they may show up a few years before schizophrenia becomes fully developed. I mean, I was always a little off as a child, regardless of why I was off whether it was ADHD or Asperger's I wasnt quite normal. But now I feel I am losing my sanity more and monroe each day.My first psychosis experience was when I woke up in the morning and there felt to be a powerful force on my body. I could not move and I could not speak no matter how hard I tried. I saw a spirit guy on my desk. He looked somewhat cartoonish in a ways and he was black and he had an unusual mouth that was very wide circular and open. He stood there on my desk for a few seconds. I was stiff scared. Then he started floating over to me, finally I could move and I turned to my stomach and hid under my blanket. I continually felt force on my body sometimes it went away sometimes it came back very strongly. I was too scared to try to run or say anything or even look at him if he was still there. I heard my mom in the kitchen and this had been goign on for about 20 minutes now and I didn't want to put up with it anymore. I sprinted as hard as i could out my bedroom and opened the door. My mom was like woa you scared me. I said sorry then I sat on the chouc just thinking about what happened. my mom said "you okay (name not reveled) you look pale" I thoguht it would have been funnier if she said, "you look like youve seen a ghost".It was so terrifying fortunately I haven't seen anything else since then but a couple other time I had physical force on my body where I could not move or speak. Althoguh it was a lot less scary since there was no one I was seeing. Anyways, my uncle has schizophrenia and so did my cousin whom died basically becuz the voices in his head made him go insane. So I wouldnt be too desprised if I had schizophrenia. The medication I take for ADHD said it can increase psychosis for people who have it but the tihng is I barely ever take medication! Maybe if I took it everyday I would think that to happen, but I don't often take it and when I do its a very small dosage. Before I even started taking adhd meds i have contacted the spirit world so I don't know if that might have anythign to do with it. but i contact spirit world with my own free will, I wasnt forced to see feel or hear anything. Anyways, anyone else experience stuff liek this and how do you deal with it. or if u have anyfling else to commint feel free to comment.
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You're right, jamesters, you're getting to the age where schizophrenia is most likely to first appear, and the family history means you have greater risk. And yes, it can mimic some symptoms of Asperger's and other conditions (and it would be consistent with your good proprioception, which most Asperger's people don't have).The fact that you realise that things aren't right indicates that it hasn't taken full hold yet, but the symptoms are worrying. It's important that let your psychiatrist know what is happening. There are good anti-psychotic medications available now that enable most schizophrenics to have normal lives without psychotic episodes.
I found out my dad also can see and occasionally hear spirits. He also has it where he can not move or talk at times. He had a very abusive child hood though. My uncle was also abused and heavy into drugs as well. I dont think my cousin was abused nor into drugs. The thing is my dad isnt schizo like my uncle or cousin, like my dad is very well socially and everytihng.