Welp as of today I've been formally diagnosed with schizophrenia just like my father and uncle before me.
I'm not really depressed about it. I'm almost happy I have a legitimate excuse to continue being a NEET and live off the government for the rest of my life. I figure I'll pay the world back by not reproducing, seeing that schizo is heavily influenced by genetics.
Pic related, my father and uncle have gotten worse with age
As of right now it's mostly whispers. Think a crowded cafeteria where people are whispering in each other's ears loud enough to hear, but not loud enough to comprehend.
I get really paranoid sometimes, but at this point in time I can still snap myself out of it.
Ex: I sometimes catch myself changing my behavior as if someone is watching me (for no other reason than I'm paranoid someone is) even though I'm clearly alone
How can I qualify for welfare? I'm neet and have been for a few years with major depression. Can't work or drive and I'm on meds. How do I go about getting financial assistance so I don't have to end my life?
>sometimes catch myself changing my behavior as if someone is watching me (for no other reason than I'm paranoid someone is) even though I'm clearly alone
I think this is pretty normal. Sometimes I'll clean things like bowls and glasses twice in case someone poisoned them when I wasn't looking. No schizos in my family though.
>Had paranoia, auditory and visual hallucinations on top of extreme stress
>Shrink doesn't give me a clear diagnosis
All I got was a fucking leaflet about schizophenia. "Luckily", the symptoms went away went I dropped out.
Talk to a doctor. I would recommend saying that you a) hear voices and b) they tell you to kill yourself and others
You will be hospitalized for 2-4 weeks. After waiting patiently for a few weeks, tell 'em your voices stopped talking about violence. You will be discharged and told to take meds at home, which you do not have to take, but have to pretend to take.
..and that's my best advice.
My Grandpa had it and my uncle has it as well. My dad doesn't have it, but starting to show some symptoms so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If not that my mother's side has a long history of depression and alcoholism so the chances of me being fucked in some way are pretty high. Best of luck to you though.
Do you have to take pills or go to therapy on a regular basis in order to get the government money? I think I might have it, but even free money isn't worth giving myself a chemical lobotomy or having to deal with a therapist on a regular basis. I wouldn't mind going a couple times to get an official diagnosis and all that jazz, though.
Thanks. I appreciate it. I really can't work because I get trapped in my head if I'm not doing something I find stimulating. This leads to thoughts of suicide ect. So i I have a legit case. If it takes me a few weeks in the hospital for a few years of peace of mind I'll hear all sorts of voices for the doc. It's either that, or I'll end my life because I can't stand the stress and the lack of understanding from my family and peers as to how much I can't stand being alive in this place. Just wish i didn't have to hear voices for people to give me a break.
Thanks again anon
It's not that easy you retard shit.
>My best advice
A decent psychiatrist can see through your bullshit story almost immediately. Plus if there is no history of schizophrenia it would be even more obvious.
>Thanks. I appreciate it. I really can't work because I get trapped in my head if I'm not doing something I find stimulating
Look at this faggot. Half of the world does exactly that. They man up and do what needs to be done to take care of themselves.
>So i have a legit case
Holy shit i didn't know neets were that stupid/delusional. Fucking just kill yourself.
Well my psychiatrist wanted to forcibly admit me a months ago after I told him how I felt. I don't think it'll be that hard to convince him I'm hearing voices since the idiot made such quick judgments after a our first 45min session. I mean, I guess he was right about the fact that I'm fucked.
keke get fucked man you don't know shit about my situation
I'd kill myself if I wasn't scared of physical pain and I wasn't scared of failing. Believe me I want to die more than you want me to - but if I can find a way to live in relative peace, why wouldn't I try? You're the ignorant wagekek. have fun paying my bills
There is a great book called Grain Brain where a neurologist links inflammation cause by eating grains/excess carbs with a slew of mental disorders. I would check it out, it's just a change of diet and it could completely change your life.
>tfw dad has aspergers, schizophernia and speech patterns
>tfw never got diagnosed with any mental disorders
I'm scared, guys. How do I get diagnosed?