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Re: Beginning to think I have schizophrenia

Posted by undopaminergic on October 17, 2021, at 8:38:10

In reply to Re: Beginning to think I have schizophrenia, posted by Lamdage22 on October 16, 2021, at 14:03:41

> Are you going to change your treatment based on this?

No. Whatever the diagnosis -- whatever you call it -- the underlying neurochemical problem (assuming it is *bio*logical) is going to be same, and will respond to the same treatment.

> You fought against that diagnosis if I recall correctly.

Yes. I'm still of the opinion that the diagnosis is inappropriate, if for no other reason than that (classic) schizophrenia is something worse than I have; it is the most severe and chronic psychotic illness; to call my minor psychoses schizophrenia is almost to make a mockery of that diagnosis.

What has changed, is that I've read DSM-5 more carefully, and I have come to the conclusion that a case can be made for my meeting the diagnostic criteria.

> I have moved on to more spiritual/psychosocial "diagnoses" because I feel that there no longer is a problem in need of additional psychopharmaceutical treatment. I take the meds and its fine, but I don't chase the super duper genius psychopharmaceutical combination anymore.

I embrace both psycho- and pharmaco-dynamic approaches. Sometimes, a drug can compensate for faulty psychology, and a chemical imbalance can be compensated for by psychodynamic factors.





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