My name is Lynn, and l was recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
During my Senior year of High School I began experiencing these symptoms: 1. Social withdrawal 2. Delusions 3.Hallucinations 4:Feeling of being controlled by outside forces 5. Disorganized speech So l decided that l should get some help.
To diagnose me, the doctor looked for...
Symptoms lasting at least 6 months
That my daily life was now impaired by this
Ruled out the possibility of drug use or any other mental illness He then diagnosed me with Schizophrenia
The doctor told me to get treatment immediately.
The best treatment options include: 1. Psychotherapy 2. Creating a medication plan with my Psychiatrist. 3. Creating a list of coping skills.
If you or a friend are experiencing any of these syptoms, you can visit this website for more information on how to get help.
Mental illness isn't something to be afraid of. Millions of people cope with mental illnesses everyday. It does not have to ruin your life. Don't be afraid to contact help.