The fact that you are frightened of becoming schizophrenic is a strong indication that you are not likely to become schizophrenic. I have
several acquaintances, by the way, who are paranoid schizophrenic,
and they are highly intelligent and good people. Medications now are
very effective in managing an illness that can be controlled just as
many bipolar patients are controlled in illness, or depressives or
unipolars or hysterical folks, or any one of a dozen other illnesses.
Bill on bipolar forum says it best in his signature: (something to this effect) "I'm not responsible for what I was born with; I am responsible for how I manage it and remain responsible and good." That's not it exactly, but that's the gist of his view, and I think it's extraordinarily sane and intelligent.
Be more afraid of not doing something about
your symptoms, Mike.
Seeing your psychiatrist is the best thing in this world that you can do
and try to follow his instructions.
Good wishes and good health, Mike. Keep everyone informed; each one regards your efforts as important and a real learning process. I wish many who are without educations would try to learn more and find generosity in their hearts.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 3/3/2011 4:34:59 PM (GMT-7)