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I Thought I Was Too Smart for Schizophrenia

Unread postby AndrewBCSS » 27 Jan 2016

This article by Erin Emiru (and her book as well) give a good description of what it is like to have schizophrenia, anosognosia, and the impact of medication.

I Thought I Was Too Smart for Schizophrenia
January 25, 2016, Erin Hawkes, medication

By Erin Emiru (nee Hawkes)

I have schizophrenia, they tell me. They line up my symptoms and thrust the diagnosis in my face. So here are your pills.

When I stop taking those medications I lose my grip on reality, but I don’t know this. They – my psychiatrist, a Security guard, the police – bring me to the hospital (again) and I am told (again) that I have schizophrenia.

No, I don’t. People with schizophrenia don’t have a Master’s degree in Neuroscience. I’m simply too intelligent to have schizophrenia, right?

Read the rest at: https://dawsonross.wordpress.com/2016/0 ... zophrenia/
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