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Hi I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and I am

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Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

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Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2019 in Mental Health
Question: Hi I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and I am wanting a second opinion I don't hear voices but I have unwanted thoughts in my head I keep washing my hands and counting every time the distressing thought comes.
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please provide me more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for using ask a doctor service

Please provide me more details about the problem. Its not possible to make diagnosis based upon information you provided.

What are your main symptoms?

How did the symptoms appear?

How did the symptoms progress?

Any aggravating or relieving factor for symptoms?

Any symptoms like feeling suspicious about any person or having thoughts that someone might harm you or conspiring against you?

Any symptoms like people are talking about you or are laughing on you even though they don't know you personally?

Any symptoms like ideas that someone is spying on you or has installed cameras or microchips on you?

You have mentioned you don't have symptoms of hearing voices.

You mentioned about distressing thoughts. Are these thoughts dominate in your mind and result in distress? When you act on these thoughts like washing hands or counting then do you feel relaxed?

How many times you have to wash hands or count?

Any symptoms like checking things like if doors or car locks have been locked or not? Any thoughts like overthinking about hygiene?

Please provide me details in follow up.

Thanks.
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