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  1. I just wanted to share one tiny glimmer of sunshine that I found. I am recently diagnosed with bipolar + schizotypal PD and I've started taking Abilify (aripiprozale). It is so confusing trying to learn everything all at once, and especially since schizotypal is either on the schizophrenia spectrum or classified as a PD depending on which side of the Atlantic you're on... Anyway I thought this might be a good place to post this article, from a couple weeks ago. It sounds like scientists are going to figure out how to make antipsychotics NOT make us gain a bunch of weight! I mean, that would be really good news, right? Hopefully this is coming true. If anyone knows anything more about this please post. I realize with how the system works it's going to be years and years but... still. It made me happy and I'm scraping the barrel here, so. :-) Weight Gain Receptor Linked to Antipsychotic Drug
  2. Hi everyone! My name is João, I'm 30, and I live in Lisbon, Portugal. I was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder traits when I was 23. My first visit to a psychiatrist occured in 2001 when I was 19 because I had severe social anxiety. I feel like I have some latent psychosis, i.e., I've never experienced full blown paranoia or hallucinations (I mean, the more "visible" part of a psychosis), but I do suffer from emotional detachment, obsessive ruminations, magical thinking, a tendency to social withdrawal. [i've also mostly been medicated with a low dose antipsychotic since 2005 as an adjunct to antidepressants.] I've tried 7 different college courses with no success during these 12 years. I always ended up quitting. Now I'm confined to my house. I still live with my parents and I don't work. I want to start a life project but I now feel extremely lethargic, apathetic, depressed. I'd like to try new medication to help me get started. My pdoc precribed me Zeldox / Geodon 40mg (one at lunch) but I felt so drowsy that I stopped taking it (he said it would be activating). He thinks other options would be Abilify or Invega. I've tried Abilify some years ago (but I don't remember why my older pdoc decided to switch). I understand medication is not really the solution but I feel it could help me on the short term. Thank you for reading.
  3. Just wondered if there are any of us that have been officially diagnosed with personality disorder having experienced a family crisis or hospital admission and witnessed the clinical environment of doctors pulling strings to arrive at a schizophrenia regimen for on-going anti-psychotic treatment .... error's in false-flagging certain responses based on personality traits or modes of communication and elaboration on meta-physical phenomena or area of interests in sub-cultural norms which is a rational or perspective of consciousness and reality. Certain persons with broad view and intereaction with telepathic phenomena, 6th sense or what has developed through mindfulness activities such as meditation, yoga, chi-gong etc. Cultural taboo's and bias attitudes toward expressing things that hold a significance to the person's everyday functioning and quality of life, with the potential for growth and alchemy of personality into better social functioning for instance. Such attitudes are of neglect in the education of professionals as to culturally acceptable notions, with large cross reference to sub-groups and spiritualist traditions from an anthropological perspective. pulling at every response to cue's a doctor gives to come up with diagnosing schizophrenia or schizoaffective in my case, also based on normal moods that one would have in the face of social and intellectual oppression. **Doesn't schizotypal make one more vulnerable to lapses in functioning or if one was becoming too involved in psychic phenomena such as attention to astral phenomena. Most of what got considered bizarre was based on rational evidence of psycho-social stressors or clinicians over elaborating and misdirecting the meaning of what I made statements about. I mean labeling one with persecutory delusion. Plus the feeling of subtle influence in the energetic body to raise cues as to the nature of environment in social web of like family for instance and expressions of discomfort through being sensitive to influence of the functionality of the personality. Hypersensitivity or perhaps episodes of resentment or Karmic life lessons learning to overcome may be faced with anxiety for content of imaginary events of the inner fantasy world. or maybe I cross over to autism as I spend a great deal of time in my own head, often making errors in vocalizing and over -analyzing.
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