is it sudden or gradual
I think it can be both
It was sudden for me. There was nothing gradual about it.
Depends. But I think it’s more gradual. I had a freaking gnarly bad trip with lsd and it was still gradual after that. Took several months after it till it progressed and got worse and worse and ended up in a hospital 6-7 months later.
And I had symptoms before then a while and it was gradual then too. And guess what, you gradually get better too!! Rather than suddenly.
Both. I struggled as a kid and it became more frequent and more intense through my teen years. It was awful at age 19. I was hospitalized for six months. In my 20s I was stable. Then, when I had my son, it was a sudden intense different. Symptoms started and never stopped. I experienced things I never experienced before. They said childbirth can do that.
This is a good word for me to hear. I keep expecting a sudden recovery. I keep expecting to be who I was before I got sick.
Sza was gradual for me. Took 4 years to develop into a crisis
It was gradual for me until I became psychotic.
It’s called “insidious” onset.
I would say “both”, for me. When I was fifteen I started getting hit with a whole ton of anxiety. It sucked. I lived with the anxiety for a long time, but about ten years later I become psychotic.
It can be very sudden or it can be very gradual.
Mine wasn’t but it kind felt it was. Ì didn’t realize the signs I was missing
Mine was a gradual deteriation over a number of years. It only came to a head after i finally went batshit crazy living rough in a bin for 6 months. Didnt help that i was bloody mis-diagnosed for years even after probation and prison for acting out, ive yet to trust the NHS fully after there humoungous cock-up. I could have been well years ago!!
Mine was gradually. It took a little while for when my parents took me to hospital and a while after that
My depression symptoms were gradual. Or insidious. I was depressed (due to abuse), ever since I was about two years old. In my teens, I became depressed due to a bad case of bulimia. And then due to an abusive husband. At age 23, in nursing school, I suddenly became psychotic, so that was sudden.
Going psychotic happened very suddenly although I had past episodes that weren’t recognized until later as psychotic or paranoid episodes.
The going crazy happened within days or weeks, the difference was striking - after the fact. In the psychosis all the craziness just kind of seems a little unusual but accepted as legitimate.
It’s amazing how out there you can be without realizing it.
Gradual, for me.
I’d say it was gradual for me. It seems i’ve been building up to this my whole life.
Gradual for me. Prodromal phase with mood swings, social withdrawal, depression. And all of a sudden voices
Mood and anxiety was gradual. Psychosis was sudden.
I guess both. Mine was instantaneous from substance induced psychosis. It went down hill from there and took about a year to be hospitalized. I’ve been disabled ever since. First 5 years were hell. I’m getting better but noticed I’m recently getting depressed.