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#1
This is not a joke topic.

So my teacher made me talk to a school counselor, and get this ****. They think I have Schitzophrenia. Schitzo mother ****ing phrenia. He came to this conclusion after I talked to him for 2 hours. Here's what we talked about.

I thought everyone had something like this, but there's these vans and trucks and stuff that have random company names on them, but they're always around my neighborhood. This is really weird, considering I live in a suburb where the only people you ever see outside doing anything are walking their dogs... But I digress, there's the company trucks and cars that seem to trail me. once I got a look in one and the guy was just parked on the side of the road, and he was staring at me the whole time and talking into his phone, and once at my bus stop in the junior high, everyone at the bus stop saw this once car, parked behind some trees across the block. When I pointed it out, it sort of backed up, then drove away really fast.

After that, he started asking me really weird questions, mostly boiling down to my social life in school. I don't have alot of friends, but I like it that way. He called me an introvert. Then we talked about my hobbies, which are pretty much just music.

There are some weird things that happen, like when i'm in the dark, I see things sort of moving around that I KNOW aren't there. Like today in choir, sometimes the director turns off all the lights while we sing so we can focus more. Anyway, I had my eyes open, and you could sort of see everyone in a blur, and when the lights went out, it looked like everyone was facing me, moving around, and growing taller. Stuff like that, but I think that's just my bad eyes or something.

Oh, and he kept asking about "how I think about stuff". how the hell do you answer a question like that? Anyway, he asked about what my room and locker and three ring binders and stuff look like, so I brought him one of my binders, and he asks if I can find stuff in it. "if I dig around a little, yeah." and then he asks to check out my locker, so he does. it's pretty messy, i'm not an organised person, but then he says he's seen what he wanted to see. So i'm sitting in the office, and him and the counselors are in there. SO GET THIS ****. I hear him talking on the phone to someone, and I think it was my mom. He said, and get this ****, "there's a strong chance your son has a psychotic problem, more specifically schitzophrenia."

**** that ****, I don't think he's qualified to say something like that, let alone tell my family. I don't think my parents could afford anything like a psychiatrist, so i'm sort of scared about what's going to happen.

But yeah, sorry for the text wall, I just needed to vent.
#6
Dude, being Schitzo isn't something to freak out about. Do you even know what it means to be Schitzophrenic?
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#7
even if you do have it, its good they find it now rather than when you're 30 and have committed numerous murders or something...

but seriously don't take it too hard, I mean being schizophrenic isn't the end of the world
it can become treated over time
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#8
The school counselors told me the same thing when I was a kid in middle school. They even went so far as to call in a professional (at their expense) to prove their marvellous theory correct. After about three hours with this guy, he says "Alright, come out here." He takes me out in front of my parents and the counselors and starts chewing out the counselors for wasting his time. He said that I'm creative, very mature for my age (I was 13), and had trouble expressing myself. After he said this, there were nothing but blank faces. So he shouted "Meaning HE'S A NORMAL TEENAGER." He then stormed out, and my parents (who totally backed me up) just started laughing.

Trust me, school counselors think they know everything. My suggestion: DO NOT take any medication they give you unless you think there's a problem. Don't let anyone force pills down your throat.

Edit: you think your situation is weird, listen to this. I was at a friend's house and it rained while I was inside. I came out to the car, and there were droplets all over my car. Just by the off-chance, it reminded me of CCR. So, I started singing "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" I got in my car, turned on the ignition, and my radio was set to the classic rock station. That song was on . . . AND it lined up perfectly with where I was in singing the song. Freaked me out. I seriously just stared at the radio for ten minutes.
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#9
you mighten have to see a psychiatrist... they have medication for it

i know a person with Schitzophrenia, and they live a normal life.. u wouldnt even suspect they might have something wrong with them
#10
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what do the company vans and trucks have to do with all this?


he thinks they spy on him. This sounds pretty weird to me xd
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he works in the same company where the trucks come from
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#13
Alright, people. School counselors are trained to tell kids not to shoot each other and tell you what classes you should take. They are not qualified to make a serious psychological diagnosis, no matter what bull**** degree they like to hang next to their motivational posters. It's not their job, so don't trust them to do it. If he's concerned, he should see a psychiatrist, but otherwise, just ignore the counselor's ramblings.

Edit: I have faith in psychology, but playing maverick here: you can always argue that a diagnosis is impossible. Hundreds of years ago, medicine used to be a symptom-based diagnosis. This is the school of thought that led to cure-alls like bloodletting and practically poisonous medicines. Only recently have we developed the ability to diagnose something based on scientific evidence and proof of what is actually causing injury. Psychology hasn't really caught up to this, yet. It's still based purely on what something appears to be.

I think I read that in an issue of The New Yorker on an airplane. Makes sense.
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#14
Just roll with it and see what happens dude. Go to a real phsyc and get your self checked out, don't let ir bring you down if it turns out to be true, keep playing dude. I love you.
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#15
To be honest you do sound like you have some sort of problem. You don't seem to know what schizophrenia is though - it's not split personality syndrome like commonly believed.

On the other hand, like the guy a few posts up, the counsellor might be grasping at straws as he probably never gets anything interesting to do at a school compared to what he would get as a real psychiatrist.
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#16
Ok hears my advice with the vans. Start making D-tours and **** like that, and see if they follow you. Do it more than once, and if you have a van still folowing, start waving at them and see if they drive off. Then think why would you have vans following you.

Now the in the dark thing, I highly doubt that you really are seeing them, and could be a optic allusion, eyes are f***** or you have a sixth scence.

here is the definitions of scizo in a link

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Schitzophrenia

I dont think you are shizo. I think you might be Dispraxic. Dont bother searching it on google, as it really is a vague term. PM me and I might be able to help (as i have it myself)


And lastly, tell your counseler to be not so narrow minded. I hate how people just diagnose people with the first thing they can think of without proper proof/qualifications.
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Ok hears my advice with the vans. Start making D-tours and **** like that, and see if they follow you. Do it more than once, and if you have a van still folowing, start waving at them and see if they drive off. Then think why would you have vans following you. .


Detours. Not D-tours lol.

Also the van thing is interesting.

I would like to hear more about this whole van thing.
#18
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I dont think you are shizo. I think you might be Dispraxic. Dont bother searching it on google, as it really is a vague term. PM me and I might be able to help (as i have it myself)

It's not a vague term, you're just not spelling it right. Dyspraxia is often mis-diagnosed, and he seems coordinated enough. Sensory functions might be a little off, but I'm the same way. Regardless of drug influences, I see strange things that I know aren't there. It happens.

Edit: to clarify, dyspraxia usually applies to the performance of actions, or the hindrance of, rather.
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#20
You're not schitzophrenic. And even then, it's not like you've had problems with it before hand, have you?

Go all Hannibal Lecter and do not do their tests. It'll be awesome. Write a diary.
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It's not a vague term, you're just not spelling it right. Dyspraxia is often mis-diagnosed, and he seems coordinated enough. Sensory functions might be a little off, but I'm the same way. Regardless of drug influences, I see strange things that I know aren't there. It happens.

Edit: to clarify, dyspraxia usually applies to the performance of actions, or the hindrance of, rather.


I have found it vauge as half of the symptoms never seem to apply, yet you can still have it. Like I seem to have bad orginization, and trouble talking in crowds (timing socialy is off)

Or im just going off in another one of my tangents.
#23
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I have found it vauge as half of the symptoms never seem to apply, yet you can still have it. Like I seem to have bad orginization, and trouble talking in crowds (timing socialy is off)

Or im just going off in another one of my tangents.

Honestly, I'd just chalk that up to misdiagnosis. I'm not saying you're misdiagnosed, but I'm saying that the "vagueness" of it really just stems from overuse. There's plenty of material on it if you search on Google, though. Also in Google Print.
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#24
I think denial is the first stage.
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Honestly, I'd just chalk that up to misdiagnosis. I'm not saying you're misdiagnosed, but I'm saying that the "vagueness" of it really just stems from overuse. There's plenty of material on it if you search on Google, though. Also in Google Print.


Probably. I don't pay attention to half the things doctors tell me anyway as they seem to talk to me through my parents.
#26
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I think denial is the first stage.

Or, it could be logic kicking in and going "This is bull****; why am I listening to this jackass? I'm not afraid, and I'm not hurting anyone, so to hell with it."

Realistically, though, most schizophrenics (from what I've read) don't recognize that there is anything wrong until they've received medication. So, it wouldn't be denial so much as "Really? You mean everyone else isn't like this?" It's hard to tell what's reality and what isn't based on what you're used to. Denial usually occurs in addiction, though.

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Probably. I don't pay attention to half the things doctors tell me anyway as they seem to talk to me through my parents.

In my opinion, that's the sign of a bad therapist. If you aren't happy with the results, I'd switch to a different therapist. There's no reason to stay with one if they aren't making you feel better.
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#27
I know that in the state of province (oregon, USA) I live in, Public School System employees are not required by law to have any sort of degree in the field of which they are teaching. They only need a basic two year degree in the field of teaching (in general). I'm not sure if a counselor designation requires any further schooling, but I do know that four out of the four school counselors I've had were not very knowledgeable in general about most things OR having any great ability in communication with most of my peers.

At least in the region I come from, the advice or counsel of a school teacher/counselor/official is usually ignored by most parents. (be that good or bad!)

Swiss students who came to my school for a term/year got NO credit when they went back to their education system... probably because the level of difficulty and knowledge in our 12th grade classes is the equivalent of their 6th grade schooling. I threw that in because it's funny, sad, and 100% true.

Schizophrenia is commonly confused with multiple personality disorders, or people who have problems communicating with/understanding their environments. I think it gets blurry because some people who have dissociative identity disorder might also hear voices, and auditory hallucinations are a common symptom/complaint of schizophrenics.

Here are some suggestions to you:

1. Relax. At the very least you should feel good that you're still alive. Even though it's remote, the chance of even something as zany as a plain crash landing straight into YOUR house is STILL even slightly possible.
2. If you see another van, check the time. Make a mental note to yourself to remember the time. Without acting abnormally different from how you would typically look while turning around, make yourself look like you forgot something or just had to go in the opposite direction.
3. If you don't feel like doing that, take five left turns. The chances of someone driving a van taking five left turns in a row on the same block as you is probably less than winning the lottery this weekend.
4. If you're sure without a doubt that you're being followed, screw with them. Get inventive. Hide/sneek out of a house/awning/walkway if their nearby and get the advantage on them by getting close to the van. This makes it really easy to make direct eye contact and say something shocking or confusing. Plus, their inside. You're outside. You can run away. Making sure that there are pedestrians around means if even at the worst case scenario they are after you for some reason and want to harm you, they'll have to explain their actions or make a dramatically enormous scene!

In any case, if your parents are worried, go to a licensed psychologist. It's very important you feel comfortable with the person, feel that you can communicate with them, and are honest. If you feel you can't communicate with them very well, politely let them know that you feel that way. If you get uncomfortable with the interaction of events between you guy(s) after mentioning that, it could be you, them, or both, having trouble with something in communication.

If you are schizophrenic, then you might feel comfortable knowing that you can relax. Some things just aren't what they appear (visually or cognitively).

Also Chad48309: something similar happened to me in elementary/middle school.
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#28
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Alright, people. School counselors are trained to tell kids not to shoot each other and tell you what classes you should take. They are not qualified to make a serious psychological diagnosis, no matter what bull**** degree they like to hang next to their motivational posters. It's not their job, so don't trust them to do it. If he's concerned, he should see a psychiatrist, but otherwise, just ignore the counselor's ramblings.


What if you school counselor is a qualified psychiatrist? Mine is, but I see another psych anyway.
EDIT: Meant Psychologist. Well, either works.
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#29
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I think denial is the first stage.


I think killing you is the first stage

@TS: You do sound a bit like a paranoid schizophrenic, but I won't diagnose you from one single post.
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#31
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Counselor might have a point there dude.....


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What if you school counselor is a qualified psychiatrist? Mine is, but I see another psych anyway.
EDIT: Meant Psychologist. Well, either works.

Doesn't matter. Are they a practicing therapist? No, they're a wash-out. They're a school guidance counselor. They have no business doing something that isn't their job, such as making a psychological diagnosis.
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Edit: you think your situation is weird, listen to this. I was at a friend's house and it rained while I was inside. I came out to the car, and there were droplets all over my car. Just by the off-chance, it reminded me of CCR. So, I started singing "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" I got in my car, turned on the ignition, and my radio was set to the classic rock station. That song was on . . . AND it lined up perfectly with where I was in singing the song. Freaked me out. I seriously just stared at the radio for ten minutes.


That is really creepy, but I read somewhere once that the only reason we ever think about that as being weird is because we forget about all the times we were singing a song and turned on the radio, and it wasn't on. So the one time it happened it seems creepy.

Cool story though.
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That is really creepy, but I read somewhere once that the only reason we ever think about that as being weird is because we forget about all the times we were singing a song and turned on the radio, and it wasn't on. So the one time it happened it seems creepy.

Cool story though.

I'm telling you, all the ****in' stars in the universe had to have aligned to make that song line up TO THE WORD of where I was in the song.
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#39
Get your self assessed by a real Psychiatrist, don't listen to some school counselor. To be honest it seems like you have some sort of mental issue, but that doesn't mean it should be labeled as a Schizophrenia.
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he works in the same company where the trucks come from



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