Philosophy and psychosis have more in common than many people (philosophers especially) might care to admit. The similarity is not what you might think-that philosophy and psychosis don’t have rules, and you’re tossed around the universe willy-nilly. On the contrary, each is governed by very strict rules. The trick is to discover what those rules are, and in both cases, that inquiry takes place almost solely inside one’s head. And, while the line between creativity and madness can be razor thin (a fact that has been unfortunately romanticized), examining and experiencing the world in a different way can lead to sharp and fruitful insights.
This is why I recommend psychoeducation in addition to psychotherapy, it’s really helped me. Therapists who not only treat but also give us theoretical insights into the causes of specific symptoms. Knowledge and reflection has a way of straightening out the circuits of the mind.