Continuing the discussion from Give yourself a functioning grade:
We seem to discuss functioning quite a lot here but I wonder whether people think this is a good thing or not.
I participate in a neurodivergent facebook group and there are quite a few with an antipathy towards mention of functioning. The argument is that is generally for caregivers and not those with lived experience. I don’t agree with that POV but wondered what others thought.
my ins dose this al the time I’m at a 57, 70 is normal.
I’ve been thinking about the thread I made a lot. I think it was slightly inappropriate. In the end I think it will help me improve my functioning so I’m glad I made it.
I don’t like those threads, the olympics of suffering.
My pdoc seems to rate people by their IQs. If you are intelligent you are high functioning, if not you are low functioning.
That doesn’t make any sense, though. I have a high IQ and was low functioning for s long time. I couldn’t even leave a specific section of the apartment. Couldn’t stay out of the hospital long enough to get my head straight. Couldn’t feed myself. But I still had a high IQ.
I don’t like these discussions. I always feel relatively high functioning until these conversations, then they make me feel much lower functioning than I thought.
I think that’s rather simplistic of your pdoc. I have very high verbal intelligence but low non-verbal , practical intelligence. I have difficulty applying what intelligence I have to practical situations. I get a lot of support nowadays from my stepdaughter and am in the process of getting outside help so my stepdaughter can spend more quality time with me. I definitely don’t think I am high functioning, at least not by non severely mentally ill standards.
Some days I am really high functioning. Other days, not so much. It varies. I’d give myself a 7 on a 1 to 10 scale. Trouble is, pre-illness I already had issues, let’s say I was around 8 on the same scale.
It is different per person. When you speak of a short psychotic episode that is shorter than a month. Then the recovery goes quickly and then those people quickly pick up life again.
But if you speak of a psychosis. Then you have a bit heavier. The recovery will take at least half a year. And you will continue to function worse for a year because of what you’ve been through and the medication.
Then of course you still have the monster schizophrenia. First recover from your first psychosis and then get a
second psychosis. You’re ■■■■■■.
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