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Old 12-25-2021, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default How much can a specialist help with symptoms of schizophrenia?

I have been seeing a therapist for a couple years now. I chose her because she specialized in social anxiety. I started to show irritation with her when she would say things indicating a dislike for my thoughts. Now, she has said that she has helped me as much as she can. She now wants me to find a therapist who specializes in schizophrenia. My question is how much more can a therapist who specializes in schizophrenia help with symptoms of schizophrenia?
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Old 12-26-2021, 10:30 AM   #2
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Well, having someone who has experience with schizophrenia, hopefully they don't make those of us with schizophrenia feel less than other people. It sounds like your current therapist is a case of good riddance for you.

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There's still a lot of stigma even among therapist. Honestly some therapists don't want to deal with hard cases. I find crisis counselors to be the best at dealing with my issues. They seem less worried about loosing their license and not as quick to suggest hospitalization in my experience. They're quick to call my pdoc about changing my meds if they're worried I should be hospitalized. They seem to be more understanding of my struggle and try to work with me.
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Default Re: How much can a specialist help with symptoms of schizophrenia?

Along a similar line, I think my therapist doesn't know what to do with me. She says she wants her patients to get "better." Etc. This is somewhat disturbing to me as I know my illness is severe and persistent. So I am finding a new therapist. Anyway, as for therapists who specialize in schizophrenia, they are probably few and far between, but the right therapist who doesn't judge you is a good find. That is for sure.
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It will be hard to find a therapist that specializes in sz, I had one through and experimental setting but that was the only one I get found. We specifically addressed and normalized my thoughts. I would not be the same person without this therapist. I thought I was super weird and she helped me feel like a normal person again.

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It will be hard to find a therapist that specializes in sz, I had one through and experimental setting but that was the only one I get found. We specifically addressed and normalized my thoughts. I would not be the same person without this therapist. I thought I was super weird and she helped me feel like a normal person again.

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I used to communicate with this guy who was interested in schizophrenia and wrote a book about it. I got to be pretty good friends with him and communicate with him for about ten years. He passed away about five years ago. Communicating with him and reading some of the stuff he compiled really helped me understand what led to my psychotic breaks when I was younger.
I was interested in C G Jung theories because they mainly came out of the work he did with schizophrenics plus his own period which some believe was like a long type of psychosis. I still like watching YouTube videos that discuss his psychology.
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I watched this video this morning and thought it was pretty interesting. I decided to add it to this thread as it seems sort of related.

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I don't have schizophrenia myself, but I met someone who has it and has a really incredible therapist. He told me that the medications don't entirely get rid of the voices. That's where therapy comes in. It helps you to cope with the voices that you still hear. And to realize that you don't have to do what they are telling you to do. It really seems like a good therapist can be invaluable if you deal with psychosis.
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