This definitely applies to myself. I developed sz around age 24-25, so I was a late bloomer. My insight is pretty good, and I know what a decent quality of life consists of. Anyone else with a late onset with the illness?
I was about 39 when I was diagnosed.
I was diagnosed around the age of 38 years old.
I was lucky in that I had already established work, friends and started a family.
Must be harder when you are just a youth, and have to tackle this affliction while just starting out your life.
I started having symptoms at 23, sza at 27 or so, rediagnosed as sz at 30.
I was 27 when diagnosed.
Interesting, men usually have an earlier age of onset than women, yet everyone here was diagnosed at age 25+
Average age of onset for women is late 20’s-early 30’s, and I was diagnosed at 25 but suspected at 18 (I had a few psychotic breaks that finally got controlled with meds and was diagnosed psychotic depression, as soon as I went off my meds I got the sz diagnosis).
So I guess I’m early/average.
I was 38 when I got sick.
I would not consider this late onset. That’s a pretty average age of onset.
Yea, you’re right. I guess I’m comparing myself to sz youtubers, who seem to be acquiring the illness at a younger age
I got diagnosed at 22 with SZ but I’m pretty sure I had schizotypal or a mild form of SZ as a teenager.
i was 26 when I got sz,…I do not consider that myself to be late onset although they do say that men develop it typicalllly at age 18 to 25
Having SZ at 24 or 25 years old is not considered late onset @anon49063606.
my aunt who developed schizophrenia late in life was in her forties i think late forties i’m pretty sure. when she first got sick she would call my dad saying people were out to kill her and her daughter was in a cult and took her away.
I was born this way.
Nineteen or so, had mild symptoms around 2 two years before that.
May have had my first psychotic break in the second grade around 8, then went into remission for a decade.
I was 27 when I developed it
In 2011 I was 45 years old when diagnosed with acute depression with psychotic features. I never took the medication prescribed and in 2014 at the age of 48 my diagnosis was changed to schizophrenia. If only I had taken the medication in the first instance.
I started to have symptoms at age 14 - diagnosed age 18.
The average age of onset for women is 25. There is a noticeable increase for women after age 30. I was 35.