Anyone here diagnosed with Schizophrenia? I got diagnosed because I was gullible enough to dwell into conspiracy theories, consider they MIGHT be true, and talk about it with a specialized autism psychotherapist. Apparently that's a big no-no if you're convinced by documentaries that the government doesn't have your best interest and does shady things to its citizens in the name of social order (control). I don't here voices. I did believe I reached some kind of 'Christ consciousness' though. Like Buddha consciousness, Kundalini, enlightenment etc. They said I was becoming paranoid, according to them, for thinking modern psychiatry was a form of social eugenics. Anyways, I suspected my therapist tipped off the police, whom tipped off my job that I was "mentally unstable". People start acting weird around me, having meetings (excluding me), and basically acting like someone told them I was a psychopath to spook them. I lost all my relationships at work, from what I suspect was slander/character assassination from the basis of authority figures. (Picture your local police going to your job, having a meeting with your co-workers, and telling them "Okay folks, your co-worker is a possible maniac(because he's casted himself a traitor to his country in conspiracies), be careful around him, try to act normal, but keep an eye out"...then having those same co-workers "try to act normal" after their sense of security has been told is jeopardized around you and you, not feel a thing is out of place or out of the ordinary. Kinda like the TRUMAN Show with Jim Carey. People invalidating you and pretending to keep the "show" going. They gave me anti-psychotics, Risperidone, and I refuse to take them after one dose. Worse feeling ever. Attacks your nervous system and right side of brain. Also, I went to therapy for 2 years before they would diagnose me. They said they can't unless I accept treatment (medication). After two years I said, fuck it...give me the "treatment"...and now im fucked. I can never become a professional and now its harder to get a job because its in my background check. Its almost as if they were trying to get me to accept treatment so they could 'trap me' with the diagnosis. Nobody wants to hire a 'schizo'. That's my story.