You are in obvious pain. That is exactly why you should seek treatment. It could help you to feel better.
You asked whether or not you have schizophrenia. I cannot determine a diagnosis online. That is another reason why it is important to see a mental health professional. He or she can determine if you meet the criteria for any mental health disorders.
In addition, I need more detailed information from you. For instance, you mentioned that you have tried medications without results. Are you referring to psychiatric medications? Are you seeing a psychiatrist? A family doctor? More information about what you meant by the expression “have tried [to] add medications” would have helped me to help you.
You also mentioned that you act out violently. It would’ve been helpful to have an example of what you consider “acting out violently.”
Generally speaking, schizophrenia is a relatively rare disorder. It is even more rare among individuals under the age of 18. Don’t assume the worst case scenario. You may be experiencing an adjustment period in your life. Depression might also be a possibility.
The teenage years can be volatile. Individuals are beginning to explore who they are. It can be and often is a confusing and tumultuous time in an individual’s life. P. J. Ekerrett of the Harvard Mental Health Letter recently described changes in the adolescent brain as being “colossal.” In all likelihood, those changes affect how one feels on a day-to-day basis. The neurological changes in the brain add to the already challenging time of being an adolescent.
Please speak to your parents about this problem. Ask them to have you evaluated by a mental health professional. Clicking on the find help tab, at the top this page, can help you and your parents locate a mental health professional in your community.
Dr. Kristina Randle