When I was around 17 Ihad an extended period of positive psychotic symptoms, as the negatives which were like laziness started to subside.
The symptoms were solipsistic delusions where everyone was talking about me, the lights and colors were brighter, and Iwas having thoughts about being the originator of everything in the universe.
Over the years Ihave had lots of psychotic episodes with years of sometimes good funcitoning in between without meds. However, I have been on meds for almost a decade with one 1 year break recently.
That schizophrenia causes a person to become socially withdrawn and suspicious of others etc. is a very interesting state of being alone. Solipsism means something like ‘self alone’ in etymology. I wonder if schizophrenia could even be renamed Solipsism.
Not that I’m right now seriously proposing that, but what would be the biggest objections to calling Schizophrenia Solipsism?
Are their any major aspects of Schizophrenia that are not in some way connected to a person being in a very isolated and detached state from others and reality. It is really funny that Schizophrenia can have so many solipsistic themes, but nobody really understands this as ego, or individualism or something. Thoughts?