Could this be Schizophrenia??

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Hi all. I'm not sure if I may have Schizophrenia or maybe some other mental health condition..

For quite a few years now I've felt like I'm someone else, it varies as to who the someone else may be. Sometimes a famous person, sometimes a friend etc.

I'll be sat in a room, or driving in my car, and I feel like there is a whole bunch of people who are there with me.. Sat in the room or the car.

I have full blown conversations with them, sometimes in my mind and sometimes out loud. Sometimes the conversations last for a few minutes, or sometimes it will be over an hour.

The conversations will vary, it could be about what's on TV in that moment, or a random thought that's appeared in my mind.

This is constant..

Has anyone any advice as to what this could be? Thank you.

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    Than i should have schyzoprenia since my childhood i feel almost same but i advice to you to seek professional help
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    Rachael, you can't get diagnosed on a forum, you really need to seek medical help. You should start with your GP, who will be able to refer you to a specialist service. You sound as if you're not too bothered about your symptoms right now, but there could come a time in the future when this could blight your life if it's not addressed.

    If you're not quite ready to talk to a doctor yet, why not try calling an anonymous mental health crisis line, where you can talk to a trained counsellor? There are at least two operating in the UK (if that's where you are). These are SANE and MIND. You can google them. Both give details of the number and email address of their phone and chat lines. If you're outside the UK, do a search in your own area - most western countries have services of this kind these days.

    Forums like this one can provide valuable support but, as Desuzapro says, they're no substitute for professional help.

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    You really need to speak to your doctor and request referral to a psychiatrist.
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    Hi Rachael,

    Let me tell you that I am a Counsellor and I have seen many people coming out of this easily. For this I would need more details. In general this will happen to people who are not that social, or something they keep thinking for very long time, or who have moved recently to a new place and missing people, etc. 

    I would recomend you to set a goal and work towards that goal, be it anything. Always keep yourself engaged in some work. Try to be with people most of the time, be it family or friends. 

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    Rachael, I do this all the time, particularly in the car but it is more in line of developing plots for my writing.  I used to live full-blown fantasy scenarios driving the 30 minutes to work each morning, then that night try to scribble down as much as I could remember.  Maybe you should start keeping a diary and  write these conversations down.  It sounds like you are lonely.  Do you do this when you are around other people or just when you are alone?  But most importantly how do these conversations leave you feeling?

     

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