I ask because there has been studies suggesting schizophrenics have a tendency to have extra words and missing punctuation. I do see it in me sometimes… It is really hard to decipher what I write.
My handwriting is definitely worse since my psychotic break. I used to write very neatly, like to the point where people would comment. Now I can’t get it that way even if I try. It’s kinda scary to me because I mean, that’s gotta be brain damage, right?
I don’t have extra words though. My problem is omitting words. Which I do all the time now. Somewhere between my brain and the screen (or page) they get lost.
My print is not so bad, but my cursive is all over the place…I usually use my architectural lettering when I write which is much clearer than my print.
What’s architectural lettering @jukebox?
Edit; Nevermind. I googled it.
It does happen to me too, it’s as if I already wrote them and somehow they left my paper, if that makes sense.
I had to have handwriting lessons when I was 11-12. My handwriting now is crudely formed, but I think legible. I’m a slow writer. If I try to write fast my handwriting gets much worse
My handwriting has suffered I used to be a very good writer but my grammar and spelling has diminished and the tremors make it unreadable. I now tend to jump topics or write what I think instead of what I want to say
I can’t even remember cursive. My printing is good though, just slow.
It’s totally beautiful :)))
Thats real nice, I’m practicing my writing, because my writing is all ****** up.
Bad, really bad, just like the psychiatrist’s prescription.
Mine is bad, if I take my time I can do better
It used to be atrocious, but I worked hard on improving it and now it’s readable
Mine is barely legible even to me
When I was younger I won an award at school for neat handwriting (I’m left handed as well). Every year or so till I was 18 I changed my handwriting all the time.
Since I was 18 I had a basic right slant cursive style I still have now. But recently I wrote in capitals and changed from right to left slant.
At the moment I am back to right slant and a very scribbly cursive.
When I’m hypomanic it gets bigger and messier.
When I’m depressed it gets smaller and more scribbly.
I’ve always had bad handwriting, but since getting unwell it got really bad. I skip letters and have to go back and add them. I generally can’t read it myself afterward. May just be from doing it rarely, I mainly type on a computer these days.
So the psychiatrist defined having your handwriting of a schizophrenic? I ask because looking at the studied of mentally ill persons, I realized I do the same thing as they do, missed punctuation, bad grammar, sloppy with a hint of delusional sentences and etc etc… A doctor never noticed but that is because I never showed them or even asked for them. Anyway I’m going on a tangent.
What’s the handwriting of a schizophrenic?
I don’t believe there is such thing.
Other schizophrenics write well, I think.
My psychiatrist has never seen my hand writing
There has been studies that show schizophrenics have an altered way of writing, I just wrote it that way because I assumed you knew what I meant.
I see, well for the most part schizophrenics have a distinct writing style.
My father has bad hand writing, and I have it too.