I'm curious as to whether anyone has had an MRI done of their brain. I know there are abnormalities for those with PTSD and with schizophrenia but not sure for other disorders. Mental illness runs in my mother's family but not sure what kind. My great grandmother may have had schizophrenia. My mother was histrionic. I've shown symptoms most of my life. When I was young I had to do things all in even numbers and I was preoccupied with order (things had to be in place, etc. before I could sleep or go to school, etc.) I had extreme anxiety as a child but it didn't seem to have any origin. The even numbers fixation stopped by will; one day I got sick of having to spend over an hour in the bathroom flushing the toilet 8 times with each hand and I was just able to, with some effort, quit. When I was in my early 20's I was tormented by a voice that I called The Tyrant and, when it was most active, my girlfriend knew it was bad when I said, "The Tyrant is on the prowl". It was a whispered, vehement voice that I had to strain to listen to, but listen I must, and it would torment me with how horrible I was and how I should die. I never thought the voice was outside of me, however; I knew that it originated somehow from within. That voice dissipated over the years and by my 30s was completely gone. Over the years I have sometimes heard my name being said, out loud, and not internally, but that's all that's ever come of it. Just my name - nothing more. I was dx'd in my early 20's as schizoid, but those symptoms, too, have dissipated to a great degree. I feel as though I missed schizophrenia by a small margin. I was later dx'd with CPTSD, but my main issues now are recurrent depression, a pervasive sense of nihilism and fatigue from keeping up the facade and fit in. I was wondering if getting an MRI would assist in better treatment, so was curious if anyone had had one and, if so, has it helped in diagnosis and treatment for you?