Episode 43 – Diagnosing Schizophrenia (Part 7)

Here are my original diagnoses and my current ones, made years apart by two different doctors. I speak on the effects of the medications I’m on and what I still experience after the major psychotic episode I went through. This is the final post in this little series of posts.

Episode 42 – Diagnosing Schizophrenia (Part 6)

As time passed, the mental illness started to affect my school life more and more. I developed self-destructive habits and got into unhealthy relationships while the anxiety and schizophrenia continued to wreak havoc on my ability to function.

Episode 41 – Diagnosing Schizophrenia (Part 5)

I recall a few specific incidents after the move to Missoula, some aspects of how schizophrenia affected school, and how it caused me to develop panic disorder, which I am still recovering from. I mention the comfort of music and a memory of my first friend in Missoula.

Episode 38 – Diagnosing Schizophrenia (Part 2)

My second piece about being diagnosed with schizophrenia includes some more of my memories before I was diagnosed, about symptoms and expressing the issues to my mom, and then the beginnings of how the worst symptoms affected my relationships with others.

Episode 37 – Diagnosing Schizophrenia (Part 1)

The first part in my first topic request on my experiences with schizophrenia, mostly about being diagnosed. I talk about hallucinations and initial symptoms, which could be common warning signs in children and adolescents.