Is this a symptom of schizophrenia? For the last couple of years this has progressed. Now I’m at the point where I rarely talk.
I’m the same. Poverty of speech is a symptom. It’s getting worse for me too.
@Lukejackson I’m not sure. I have read people can become less engaged, or withdrawn. Could be depression as well
How are you feeling these days?
I did at the bigging and it got worse but things turned around for me about 10 years ago, this forum helps too so stick around
I’m feeling very good thanks. No depression and I’m highly active. Its just in the area of speech there seems to be something lacking.
Good for you man. I try to go for a walk every day, sometimes three times a day but they are short and I would love to be more active. My hip and back get in the way
I don’t talk very much either. For me, it’s a lack of thoughts popping up during a conversation. I’ve had this problem for a long time though, before I had schizophrenia.
I get derailed. It’s embarrassing AF. I’ll just stop mid-sentence and stare off into space. Dammit. My therapist said I have one of the worst thought disorders he’s seen. I can type on here just fine, or write, but when speaking I just lose my thought like someone snatched it from me. And I do think that happens sometimes - the thoughts being snatched by aliens. Rather irritating but I’m coping by being med-compliant and working my CBT in therapy.
I don’t talk much either. I almost always have problems keeping a conversation going. It’s hard for me to concentrate on other peoples words. I’m working on it with my counselor.
can i ask you what medication you taking.because its happning to me and iam taking medication.i live with my mother for 10 years.nothing changed.im sick always gona be sick.
Sure, I take Navane (Thiothixene) 10 mg, twice a day.
im old i always feel old.from when i was a teenager.they call me old soul.
@Lukejackson do you socialize much? cause if you don’t, then i’m not sure it is a red sign that you dont talk much. is your lack of talking interfering with a social life? in that case, that is probably a red flag to the extent that you are hindering a social life that you desire.
maybe you just have less to talk about and because your head is quieter and thoughts are slower from medication?
I’m taking abilify
Yes my mind is much quieter now. Does the medication quiet the mind?
Yes it does do that
I have great difficulty speaking and have for my entire life. I have an AAC to use for when it’s non-functional.
I also just whip my phone out, write something on a notes app and hand it to whoever I’m communicating with. My working memory just cannot hold onto enough words to make a sentence. But, give me enough time and a place to type it out and rearrange it…and I’m just as clear as anyone else.
I dont talk to much either but that has been a problem since i can remember anything it has got better during the years though.
i dont talk much but i can type for days