beach wrote:Hi... you mention you still smoke marujana, which definitely triggers schizoid experiences in some people. Are you able to stop, if not it would suggest you are addicted to it. Fairly obvious statement really, and please dont shoot me for giving this message!
I have the diagnosis of Schizoid Disorder and whilst not a medical professional a lot of the traits/experiences you mention in your post sound very similar to ones I have had in the past.
I would definitely recommend going to see your GP (I know that is much easier said than done). I actually got forced by my partner so having that push there was the key for me. Unfortunately it's a long process (I imagine it differs from postcode to postcode) you really just have to keep going and pestering. As a rough guide this is what happened for me:
Saw GP - depression, given anti depressants
Back GP after 4 -6 months - still depression given higher dose
Back to GP after 9 - 12 months still depression given more drugs & offered a 7 session therapy thing by MIND
After those sessions the therapist recommended further help so moved care over to the community mental health team, saw therapist there for approx 6 months & received my diagnosis.
Put on waiting list for DBT (waited 3 months)
Did a bit of DBT, wasn't work so put into RO DBT (still there now).
So if you need help, go ask...sooner rather than later because they can take the piss in how long things move along!!
Not sure if it would be any help but I have a daily live blog about my experiences - you might be able to relate. It's here http://www.mentalhealthdiary.com
Hope you get sorted
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