Four years ago I was working in a hospital as an administrator where I had my initial break. I think it started around Jan 10 and I went to see someone in the beginning of April 10.
I realised something was wrong. It started with odd behaviors and depression which then led to psychosis. I knew not a thing about psychosis or schizophrenia. But I decided to see someone at occupational health about it. I wanted counseling because I was obviously very misrable and crying everyday at work.
The occupational health therapist referred me to the hospital psychiatrist (where I worked ). I saw them about twice in three weeks.
They referred me to my local brief treatment team who treated the psychosis. I was not hospitalised or sectioned so they did not see me through the whole episode.
Then i was finally referred to early intervention where my psychiatrist diagnosed me with undidfferentiated schiz.
I wanted a second opinion so i went to see another psychosis and mood disorder specialist privately and he said schizoaffective bipolar type,.
Unfortunately i only could afford to see him the once so I went back to early intervention where my diagnosis changed to paranoid schiz eventally even though I have not had another psychosis or paranoid thoughts in all those years.