What are the most common signs of schizophrenia in young adults?
The additional information in this question is what has been going on with me latley and why I would like to know more about schizophrenia. It’s long and a bit weird lol.
I recently had a mental health assessment because I’ve been depressed and anxious for a long time with very little relief. I’ve gotten a bit paranoid about possibly having schizophrenia
The reason why I went is because I thought depression and anxiety were secondary to another problem.
I started thinking like this because anti-depressants were doing nothing for me and CBT counselling wasn’t working for me either. I was failing to establish a routine and had not seen it as effective.
I first thought I had Bi-polar disorder and then ADHD and then Aspergers Syndrome and finally schizophrenia.
I got a lot of self recognition when reading about ADHD and I believe there is a good chance I have it so do some other people. But trying to find out that you have an illness and obsessively reading about it on the internet is a bit strange.
When reading about the prodromal stage of schizophrenia I got scared. How would I know if this is a possibility for me. I don’t hear voices or hallucinate but sometimes I might hear someone call my name although I do have terrible hearing and I have to be more alert because I have a hard time hearing this happens on a rare occasion in fact it’s only ever happened about 5 times in my life.
I am also shy and introverted to the point where it affects me in work and in social situations because I’m introverted I spend a lot of time thinking about things and trying to figure out my problems and how to tackle them. I have been se engrossed in trying to find out what’s wrong with me and I wonder if it’s worse than I thought.