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anxiety and schizophrenia

I had a five day stay at a behavioral health hospital this past week. My original diagnoses was major depression. After a few assessments, the diagnoses was changed to mood disorder- not otherwise specified (NOS). The psychiatrist that I was assigned said he didn't want to diagnose me with the most serious condition right off the bat.

I spoke with the regular therapist today and she said when I first started seeing her she diagnosed me with adjustment disorder. She told me today that she had changed her diagnoses to anxiety disorder with panic attacks.

Now, after multiple hours of researching, I've convinced myself that I have schizophrenia.

I don't have hallunations, but I believe that I'm delusional. (Clearly I am if I believed that I had various rare, fatal diseases.) I feel numb sometimes. My memory is decreasing, and it feels like it's decreasing faster. My motivations is declining quickly. I feel like there is no reason for me to go to college or get pursue any of my goals. I just want to lay in bed and not move.

My mom is calling my family doctor Monday to see about putting me on medication for the depression and anxiety.

Please tell me I'm not schizophrenia.
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You should talk to your doctor about this idea. A lot of times psychiatrists simply don't want to diagnose people with schizophrenia because of the stereotype and the emotional stress just the diagnosis can have on the patient. However, you seem to be aware of yourself and that's not always typical of someone with schizophrenia. If you are concered you should just talk to the doctor. It's not a death sentence and you may not even have it! People can lead normal lives with proper therapy and medication. You are an asset to the world, you just have to find your place and your purpose! Everyone does :) Please keep me updated. Hope all goes well.
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Sounds like anxiety with a heaping side of depression...kind of what I've been going through.  Think about it...your first clue should be how "anxious" you feel about what you think is wrong with you.  

Everyone in here comes up with some exotic diseases based on the wacky symptoms brought on by anxiety, stress, and depression.  I've diagnosed myself with MS, stroke, heart attacks, cancers...pretty much you name it, and I'll think I might have had it at one point or another :)
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