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Re: Am i still in post psychotic depression?

Posted by Christ_empowered on June 12, 2018, at 12:35:02

In reply to Am i still in post psychotic depression?, posted by Lamdage22 on June 11, 2018, at 6:56:16

hi. id personally, i think my major psychotic episode changed my personality (surprisingly...not in a bad way...weird...). some people experience psychosis as sort of personal disintegration. i think thats a lot different from calling it some form of 'depression.'

of course, im not an expert, much the expert treating you, so...there's that, too. intelligent, relatively "high functioning" people w/ psychotic disorders often experience severe bouts of depression. its...interesting, because its one of the few forms of depression that is so clearly rooted in psychosocial factors that even the hardcore pro-drugs, pro-hospitalization shrinks will take a step back and wax reflective, about how society treats the mentally ill. anyway....

maybe that's what's going on? my official label/diagnosis on paper is "Bipolar I," but I'm labeled as "Schizophrenic" in the community (it is what it is, LOL). I get intense depression of a different sort than I ever did before The Breakdown. Pointing out the obvious ill effects of stigma and reduced opportunities makes me feel a bit better....its basically taking my personal bouts of misery and putting them into proper social context...but it doesn't make the low moods -better-, if that makes sense.

I don't know. Ever read "Stigma" ? I did, somewhat recently. As a "mental patient," it was interesting, how some people the sociologist observed -used- stigma to further their own interests. Got me to thinking about my own situation, "mental patients," in general....




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