Blindness and schizophrenia

https://www.psycom.net/blindness-and-schizophrenia

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Yes, i know.
I have read it again.
Weird

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I wonder why this is?? Very weird!

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If we pluck our eyes, will sz stop?

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I was thinking the same thing. When I was psychotic I was afraid of mutilating myself. I’ve read and heard stories about sz and self mutilation.

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I wonder too, maybe a blind person is not over stimulated with images like an able sighted person is. People spend large amounts of time looking at screens.

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Yeah, I’ve heard this before.

Seriously guys. Dont go damaging your eyes in a vain attempt to cure sz. Read the article. “BORN” blind. Born being the key word.

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Interesting lol… :smiley:
This shows a bit though, that sz is learned, something like that yeah…
I know many friends, who dont believe in the genetic factor of the sz, but i wont say nothing now…
For me personally, i struggle with the overstimulation, it makes me sicker too…
Well, i still try to improve my condition with efforts (i take my meds as well), but its a lonely battle…
Thanks for the article yeap, weird thing lol…
I was shortsihted though as my father, wno was abusive and violent, but i went through a laser years ago and now i dont need glasses… But at my worst moments, my sight even suffers, my sz or my conversion disorder affect my eyes yeap…
Hugs to all!!!

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Nope. I met someone with SZ who went blind from diabetic retinopathy and had to have both eyes removed. He still had plenty of positive and negative symptoms.

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If you are blind you cannot look at anything, therefore your thinking is almost null, your brain ‘‘stops’’. By seeing fewer images and scenes of everyday life.

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Yeah, I don’t think thats true. Blind people would probably be mortified if they heard thats what people believed about them.

That seems like a pretty ignorant view of people with a disability coming from people with schizophrenia, no offence.

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I still have visual hallucinations even when my eyes are closed and/or covered.

I remember reading somewhere that the sample is too small to make any conclusions. The guy’s opinion was that there are too few people who have been blind from birth, so it’s hard to compare the statistics.

A recent study in animal models of schizophrenia found no effect of blindness, even though a mouse is quite different from a human being.