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#4235212 a friend

Posted Esiwdeer on 17 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

You don't have "episodes" of schizophrenia. Moreover, it's unlikely that your friend's schizophrenia is severe if he isn't heavily medicated. It's also extremely common to misdiagnose schizophrenia, contrary to what the other poster said. If your friend has any issues with substance abuse, has an unstable work history or if he lives "like married" with someone he is not married to, he's much more likely to be diagnosed as schizophrenic as a young adult male. You can test this yourself by changing your interpreted age on the MMPI. He could have anything else, he could have nothing, he could just be an asshole, he could be lying.

I doubt your friend has the type of schizophrenia you're thinking about and making a big deal about. "Bringing it up to others when I feel like he doesn't have to." - like those girls in high school who went around exaggerating medical stories so people would talk about them. Let alone that you're getting your schizophrenic friend drunk, you should consider the seriousness behind a claim like that. It isn't hard to say one is experiencing the DSM III criterion for schizophrenia. It's subjective, and some people really do just make that decision. They want to have something special about them, something unique. To certain people, madness is an attribute.

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In 2012 I was messing around and I got to go through a bunch of case files for pre-adolescents. Probably not ethical, but it was very interesting. You'd be so surprised how many kids come from terrible situations like, both parents murdered, entire family dead, people they immigrated with drowned while they watched. Orphans, who have nothing. Not even citizens. They get sent to foster care, and then adopted to get sexually abused and physically abused, then returned to foster care.

Then they get diagnosed with schizophrenia. What are the odds, do you think? If your friend is well enough to get drunk and socialize, I don't think he has schizophrenia. If he's really your friend, maybe you should be honest with him and tell him what you think.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, after all. In my lay opinion, I'd wager your friend most likely has a personality disorder or perhaps he is simply depressed.


#4235182 a friend

Posted Clamnesia on 17 October 2014 - 02:45 PM

In rare cases it can be misdiagnosed due to the fact that there are some other actually common disorders that slightly resemble schiz. Im nto a psychologist or anything,but i did have a friend who had a dozen professionals tell him he was schiz and then found a big cir DOC who actually confirmed his case as a very common thing called "Harm OCD" which is quite different. Schiz people quite LITERALLY hear and see things that are NOT there.. They have trouble deciphering reality and the false events their brain is causing them to experience. For example, you could appear to him as a demon trying to kill him and he would hear you telling him that you are going to kill him, but obviously none of it would be happening. Also the example above is also correct, they hear voices that arent actually there such as Jesus telling them to kill 5,000 people in the civic centre because theyre sinners. The medicine for this DOES cause people to basically be zombified.. As my friend was on it before being properly diagnosed.. He literally had no emotion at all toward anything.. He was indifferent.

As far as any advice.. My advice would be to make sure you support your friend.. Talk about the issue.. Dont be afraid to talk with him about it and/or other friends.. Openly talking about it will actually help him.. Hes probably WANTING to talk because people with the illness often try to seek reassurance that theyre not going to do what the voices tell them and such... Make sure he knows hes a good person, just sick. His / her friends are the closest to them. However, also remember youre not a professional. Dont offer advice too much, just reassurance.. And as always, if/when the convo comes up, as always, DO MORE LISTENING THAN YOU DO TALKING. He will need support and reassurance that youre still going to be his friends and not abandon him due to the illness.. Sorry you guys are going through this. Its tough. Best of luck buddy.


#4233874 25/7 thread

Posted FTRouslan on 16 October 2014 - 02:08 AM

submitted my early action college app, now I gotta wait 2 months

now I have the fucking time to lift, THANKS FOR STAYING BY MY SIDE AND BELIEVING IN ME EVERYONE


#4233337 25/7 thread

Posted Alcohoulix on 15 October 2014 - 05:21 PM

All of my family/relatives think i work really hard towards having a good education/work in future.

Too bad im sleepin all day every day doin nothin.

Lets share our daily ups/downs people,we are a big happy family.


#4231009 25/7 thread

Posted FTRouslan on 13 October 2014 - 09:58 PM

getting fucked by taking too many classes and filling out college apps

this is fucking stupid, I should be lifting, getting laid, and reading whatever the fuck I want to


#4224262 fun story

Posted stcolbert on 05 October 2014 - 02:46 AM

I'm also a hundred thousandaire. So I can buy guns but can't pay anyone to shoot them


#4216924 The "Funny Picture" thread

Posted Rilor on 24 September 2014 - 02:30 PM

lo l


#4212790 mods

Posted Kawklee on 19 September 2014 - 04:24 PM

View PostBrian_Emo, on 19 September 2014 - 04:02 PM, said:

I feel genuinly bad for EU being represented by France. We aint like this.

please contribute a rep before posting further


#4214110 mods

Posted Kawklee on 21 September 2014 - 03:16 PM

honestly dissapointed in the lack of discussion on this

but pretty pelased by my new reps so whatever i guess


#4209280 The "Funny Picture" thread

Posted Slashgiggle on 16 September 2014 - 09:56 PM

God damnit glonglon


#4212748 mods

Posted Lmkt on 19 September 2014 - 03:22 PM

+rep this post if you think americans are fat and disgusting


#4212745 mods

Posted Kawklee on 19 September 2014 - 03:17 PM

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#4212739 mods

Posted Kawklee on 19 September 2014 - 03:16 PM

[post reserved for additional reps and pictures of nordmo]

PICTURE OF NORDMO

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#4212736 mods

Posted Kawklee on 19 September 2014 - 03:15 PM

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#4212733 mods

Posted Kawklee on 19 September 2014 - 03:14 PM

can we please clarify posting guidelines for off-topic

more and more people are getting infractions, and there doesn't seem to be a consensus amongst mods as to what is allowed or not

I always figured that OT was somewhere between gen forums and RR in terms of permissibility. Is this wrong? Are we not allowed to diss/flame/hate on people, are we not allowed to make jokes, are we allowed to embed boobies but only if we use spoiler tags?

If we must, let's take a referendum on this. Scotland has paved the way. I know many of you are EUs and dont understand democracy, but I think if we set up an electorate college of OT's top posters (me and a select few) we can draft a governing and rules outline for the rest of the users

please show ur support and fight against ridiculous and inconsistent modding by repping this post. if you have reached your maximum amount of reppage for the day, you are allowed to rep this post the day after.




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