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How Can I Tell If I Have Paranoid Schizophrenia Or Schizotypal Personality Disorder?

Posted on the 12 May 2018 by Calvinthedog

Answered on Quora.

Simple. If you had either one, you would probably not be asking this question right now.

If you had paranoid schizophrenia, you would not be asking this question because people with this illness do not recognize that they are ill, typically refuse to seek help, and also refuse to take medication. If you tell them they are ill, they will not agree.

If you had Schizotypal Personality Disorder (really mild schizophrenia) you would probably not be asking this either. These people probably do not believe there is anything wrong with themselves either, and they are typically too paranoid to go in for treatment. There is a forum for Schizotypals on the Net, and many of them are on there saying that they are too paranoid and distrustful to go to therapy.


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