Schizophrenia.com

Chronic schizophenics have an average IQ of 70


#47

They’re probably referring to chronic psychosis.


#48

Why do you say that?


#49

how the heck am i supposed to focus on an IQ test when im hearing voices or have seen a phantom in the past week


#50

Has anyone tested the IQs of people with schizophrenia when psychosis is present versus when psychotic symptoms are being controlled by medication?


#51

I’m not very smart anymore. I used to be. I’m sure my IQ has declined. I think it is part of the illness. I’ve read somewhere that during moments of prolonged psychosis the brain can be damaged. I feel that may have happened to me when I went of my meds a few times. That and a lot of pot smoking dumbed me down. Well, at least I still know Spanish and English. I can’t remember French much anymore.


#52

It’s an acquired skill. I’m able to deal with a lot of details at my day job after pushing myself to be able to do so for over a couple of decades. You can get this function back.