My current psychologist thinks that my anxiety is more problematic than my schizophrenia. He says he isnt convinced that I have schizophrenia, he tells me it looks like an anxiety disorder with psychotic features.
but the reality is that I know I have schizophrenia. I did meet the full criteria before I was medicated, but my new shrink has only seen me on medication and doesnt really know how asocial I used to be.
I am medicated for schizophrenia AND anxiety, I take an antipsychotic and a benzodiazapine twice a day. It does the trick. I am basically back to normal. Its not all perfect once meds work though, the whole “journey through madness” is exhausting and psychologically/emotionally scarring. I will always be a little disturbed by what I have experienced- its just now I know that what I experienced wasnt real.
I think trauma DURING remission needs to be addressed more with recovering schizophrenics. Its not like you get better on meds and it’s like it never happened.