It’s imperative to report these symptoms to your therapist. Don’t be frightened to do so. You are doing yourself a disservice by withholding this information from your therapist. I understand your fears but your therapist can’t help you if he or she is unaware of these problems.
Hopefully this letter convinces you to tell your therapist about your symptoms. If so, he or she may recommend that you see a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist will evaluate whether or not medication is necessary. Medication could reduce or eliminate your symptoms. Sometimes individuals only need to take medication for a short time or remain on a low dose of medication. How long an individual needs to take medication depends on his or her symptoms and their level of intensity.
I cannot determine if you have schizophrenia based solely on a short letter but these symptoms are obviously interfering with your life. As you described, they make your life a “living nightmare.” My recommendation is to immediately report these symptoms and utilize the help that is available to you. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle