For the last couple of weeks I have been looking up information about the mental illness, schizophrenia for a research project for my psychology class. During my research I found an interesting project that some scientists had put together called, “What Schizophrenia Sounds Like.” After interviewing many people with this illness the scientists compiled a short clip of what a schizophrenic might hear during an episode, or just day to day. I listened to this from my laptop speakers, not the recommended head phone approach (Which I’m glad that I did!) When I pressed play on this sound clip I instantly got chills and had to turn down the volume before proceeding. Honestly, it creeped me out to the point where I had to turn something funny on the TV to keep from weirding myself out. This sound clip really is interesting. Have a listen!
uvu Usually I get very angry at Psyche based text posts (because they are often very wrong) but this is a pretty accurate representation of the Positive (does not mean ‘good’, but rather that it is of a specific ‘group’ of symptoms for the disorder) Auditory Hallucination symptom in schizotypal and schizophrenic disorders. Not only that - but while the subject matter changes (and is usually less self-depreciating and severe), many other disorders can also experience auditory hallucinations. Experiencing auditory hallucinations does not necessarily mean you are schizophrenic - though they are an important thing to mention if you are undergoing diagnosis. This could change your medication or therapy criteria…and if you have a family history of schizophrenia, may actually put you on anti-psychotic drugs early, which has actually been proven to keep you from hitting your first psychotic episode, if you’re in prodrome (or warning phases/stages).
If you are experiencing symptoms or signs of psychosis, please contact a mental health worker immediately - your best bets are a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist (who often work hand in hand). It is to your benefit to know your family’s mental health history and be aware for symptoms of ‘common’ disorders in your genetics.