Often, paranoid schizophrenics will come to the attention of mental health professionals only when there has been some major stress in their life that has caused an increase in their symptoms.
I’ll be the first to admit that at times my impulse control has been a little out of whack, but never to that degree.
"We took a walk in a park, and it was toward the end of summer -- a gorgeous, beautiful day. and he said he had had a 'schizophrenic break.'" For some couples, that might have been the end.
Frese went to the library and read up on schizophrenia.
Do I tell her that I was diagnosed with schizophrenia eight years ago after I took a trip to the U. where I thought I was a prophet and I was trying to save the world?
Do I tell her an outright lie, something along the lines of “My brother has schizophrenia” or that I majored in psychology when in fact I only ever took intro to psych but my illness has made me an expert, or do I simply say “I just have a history with the subject” and leave it at that?