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if you have pressure in your head constantly(i.e. all your

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if you have pressure in your head constantly(i.e. all your life) I feel it makes you say/do silly things. It also can be aggravated by every day situations leading to withdrawal from social contact, feeling highly stressed, and lack of personal care & and interests.
Every time I read about Schizophrenia symptoms it says some things which I relate to but most of them (delusions & hallucinations & hearing voices) I have never had, and nowhere can I find any evidence case studies that say that pressure in your head is a cause for "Early Schizophrenia"
Am I just doubting psychiatrists/medical people or do I have to seek second opinions on my condition of EARLY SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
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Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today.

You are right - Increased pressure in head is not linked to Schizophrenia.

I would get few investigations like MRI Brain {to rule out any intracranial abnormality - which may mimic early schizophrenia symptoms}/ blood tests {especially thyroid}. A second opinion would do you no harm. If you have some doubts about the diagnosis than it is a good idea to get a second opinion.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am a 49 year old man who has had anger/emotional problems all my life, and you have just saved my life.

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Wish you well.

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