After I dropped my career as an author of novels, I have written pieces about schizophrenia for papers instead.
In the new commentary I state some facts about schizophrenia, a lot about negative symptoms since the public is not aware of these, they only think of schizophrenia as a psychotic disorder, but it’s often the negatives that cause a poor living among schizophrenics.
I also write about schizophrenia as a “self disorder” (inspired by phenomenology).
Finally I write about stigmatization, i find that it is pleasantly decreasing in the public but it’s still there. Every time I have applied for a job, I write that I have had depression in the past, not that I’m schizophrenic. It is often like we have to hide our illness or at the worst be shameful about this neuropsychiatric disorder.
Im really looking forward to see it on print