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  1. As mentioned above, of course, there are several types of schizophrenia, but they differ directly in the course and form of the disease. The onset of schizophrenia is similar in almost all forms , more precisely, you can suspect schizophrenia in the presence of productive signs of the disease(I quote based on ICD-10 and the domestic classification according to Tulpin):

    1. These are true hallucinations.- in schizophrenia, visual, auditory and gustatory symptoms are more common:”All food tastes the same”)

    1. The appearance of delusional ideas and delusions. (approx.- “When my spleen was removed, something else was put in my body, this tells my doctor something about my thoughts).�

    2. Impaired thinking. Schizophrenia is a disease where impaired thinking is the leading symptom. So, for example, pathopsychologists in the arsenal of diagnostic tools have the technique of “Pictograms”. Initially, it was used as a memory test, but later it turned out to be quite convenient to recognize this disease. Based on their own experience of working with schizophrenic patients on the task “draw a delicious dinner”, they can draw doodles, thereby showing disinterest in the procedure; symbols that are understandable only to them, as an indicator of the productivity of delirium as a manifestation of thinking disorders; or they can draw a toilet bowl and excrement in it.�

    3. Based on the previous point-reducing criticism of yourself. When talking to patients, it was often noticed that they were more or less (in different cases) aware that they were sick, but what exactly is not always clear. So one patient was ill with the letter “I”, another patient knew that he had mental problems, but all the problems were the machinations of the organization” Cats”, which punished him for hitting a girl in the 3rd grade.�

    4. A little bit of the “folk psychiatrists will accept” – the debut of schizophrenia occurs approximately at the age of 20-25 years in most cases.�

    All the quotes that I gave as an example are real patients, which they said during a clinical conversation.�

    Schizophrenia , like many other mental illnesses, has been overly romanticized by cinema and fiction. In particular, cultural figures and ordinary people often confuse the concepts of “schizoidism” and “schizophrenia”. The first relates to the personality structure, the second-to private psychiatry.
    In fact, schizophrenia is a terrible disease that often ends in failure, namely apathetic-abulitic syndrome. Patients do not always understand their illness, as a rule, they cannot adequately maintain social contacts, and at least one of the signs manifests itself even in adolescence. It is also a very rare disease , the status of “schizophrenia” automatically and for life determines a person to the 1st disability group. �

    So if you decide to ask this question here, then the probability that at least one of the productive symptoms you will have is extremely small.

  2. What if everything around you is a fantasy of your brain? What if what you're reading was made up by you? But you're actually in a soft-walled ward with sedatives in your blood? Either that or I made it all up. The world around me. Music in your headphones. Your question. This is all my fiction.

    Think about it

  3. When a patient does not recognize or understand the nature of their disease, this is called anosognosia. As a rule, anosognosia occurs after strokes and brain injuries, as well as in brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

    “Half of all people with schizophrenia do not recognize that they are ill,” says Ken Duckworth, MD, director of the American National Alliance on Mental Illness and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Lack of a clear picture of their condition is a major obstacle to making life easier for schizophrenics. And the relatives who care for them are more familiar with this than anyone else.

  4. Schizophrenia can be different.

    And not every type can in principle be diagnosed by the patient himself.

    I've come across something that can be “tested” if you imagine a swing that makes the “Sun” for ten times, first in one direction, then in the other direction, and then abruptly stop them. If it doesn't work out and they continue to spin in your imagination without any control, then perhaps this is a reason for some concern.

    In general, if there is no reason to think this way, except for “What IF?!”, then everything is guaranteed to be fine. But if others began to NOTICE something – then it's already a problem.

  5. A psychologically ill person can never convince himself that he is ill.Therefore, you need to check with a psychologist(well, definitely not with natyashka).But since during a session with a psychologist they write you a card that will play a role in investigating accidents and crimes,I advise you to enroll in online psychology courses.

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