What’s it like to have schizophrenia?
Many experiences and behaviours can be part of schizophrenia – it’s a huge spectrum. These can develop over time gradually but in many cases, for some people things can change rapidly. Like all mental health conditions, your experience of schizophrenia is unique but some common factors can be:
- Feeling worried or afraid of seeking help
- Aren’t able to carry on with simple daily activities, like taking care of yourself or getting up for work
- Becoming upset, distrusting, confused or suspicious of other people
- Disagreeing with people who may think that something is wrong
- You may feel like someone is putting thoughts into your head or that other people are reading your thoughts
- Simply not knowing what is real or not and being tired of trying to work out the difference!
There are many diagnoses that share similar symptoms such as schizoaffective disorder, schizotypal personality and schizoid personality disorder. If you have been diagnosed via the NHS, you could benefit from a private assessment and plan to explore a treatment plan to improve how you are feeling.
To find out more how we can help you or a loved one suffering with Schizophrenia, please feel free to call us on 0203 960 8689