Without knowing a whole lot about you I certainly cannot answer the poll. However it is not always easy to make a precise diagnosis because symptoms can overlap. Major depression and bipolar disorder can have symptoms similiar to schizophrenia but are usually related to the mood swings. I have only had psychosis symptoms (being out of touch with reality) when I have been in a deep depression. Others may have symptoms when they are manic.
There is also something called schizoaffective disorder which is a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. The way it differs from what I already mentioned is that the schizophrenic symptoms are the primary symptoms and the mood symptoms are secondary.
Since you say that your medication is causing you to have moments of clarity then that may be an indicator that your diagnosis is correct.
In order to get the correct diagnosis though you have to be completely honest with your doctor. It took years for me to get the right diagnosis, partly because I was not forthcoming with all my symptoms. There are diagnostic techniques such as brain scans which can give a precise diagnosis but not many doctors are using them. So it is really an educated guess by the doctor. You might want to ask your doctor exactly what criteria he used to determine your diagnosis.
As far as your plan it would be best to show it to your doctor for evaluation. He would have experience in how to differinciate between normal writing and schizophrenic writing.View Thread
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