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Help! Schizophrenia maybe?!


Question: Help! Schizophrenia maybe?
I've been researching it, and I seem to have a few of the symptoms. I hear things sometimes: once I was alone and when it went silent, a girl whispered in a tone just above a quiet voice: "Holly, come and play with me." I haven't heard it since then--maybe once after. Whenever there's music or a tv on I hear voices and things in the background, but when I turn it off, it goes quiet. Whenever I think of a song, I practically hear it playing. I see things out of the corners of my eyes. Not to mention I'm EXTREMELY paranoid at all times about everything...

Please help me. I'm terrified. :(

Answers:

You need to go to a doctor and get on some type of medication. Hearing voices and being paranoid all of the time can be symptoms of Depression as well as Schizophrenia. There is no need for you to continue to feel so bad.

I used to work as a Registered Nurse on psychiatric units in hospitals for many years and personal experience with the illness Depression.



I think it might just be in your head that you're thinking these things. But if you think it's serious, you should go talk to someone about it.



It is human nature to remember our failures. If you dwell on the things you have done wrong in your life, your self-confidence will decrease. Instead, remind yourself often of all the things you have done right in your life, both large and small.

Another exercise is to challenge yourself to take a risk to confront a situation you’ve been avoiding.

The purpose of these self-confidence exercises is to get in the habit of expressing praise toward yourself. Each day, the goal is to record at least one thing you did right.

If you don’t have a particular event to write down, fill in the blanks of the following types of sentences:

? The thing I do best is…

? Something I have accomplished is…

? One of my best character traits is…

? I am proud of myself for…

? I am working to improve…

You have to develop a winners mentality, and to do this you have to root out the negativity that is holding you back and replace it with a positive influence. This is where positive thinking comes in.

Depression is not a local “disease” which only affects part of your body or your mind. Depression is a physical, mental and spiritual imbalance. You have to treat your body, your brain and your soul as a “whole” to feel better. Self-esteem and depression are in inverse proportion to each other; the higher the level of your self-esteem the less depression you feel if you feel it at all.

The first step is to listen to yourself and hear when you put yourself down, whether you actually do it aloud or silently in your head. If you hear a comment such as ‘I can’t believe how stupid I am’, stop whatever you are doing immediately and concentrate on figuring out why you are talking to yourself like that.

Have a nice day.




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