Posted by DanielJ on April 2, 2007, at 7:44:21
In reply to Re: What are these symptoms? » girlnterrupted78, posted by Quintal on April 1, 2007, at 16:29:15
Anti- social personality disorder? I hate to say that I heard this description on the "Sopranos" when Psychiatrist Elaine Bracco read it from her reference book. Also a little paranoia.
I am 67 yrs old and originally came on this forum because my son has schizophrenia. I think I have the same thing as you do. The way I cope with it is trying to keep a very positive attitude about life. It isn't easy though and you just have to keep working on it.
Never smiling can be a "flat affect" thing. My son has been taking Zoloft for three years. He was taking a good anti psychotic medication but still wasn't smiling or laughing until he started Zoloft.
I think a good positive therapist and the right AD will work for you. Keep trying until you find the right combination. If your therapist brings you down, dump him/her. Having the habit of not smiling or always frowning is a hard one to break but first you need to have internal reasons to smile. Cheers!