Chronic schizophenics have an average IQ of 70


They’re probably referring to chronic psychosis.


Why do you say that?


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


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


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.


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.