Hey my name is Jess (I"m a girl) and I have ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Schizophrenia ( originally paranoid schizophrenia, but schizophrenia thanks to the DSM 5). I"m currently employed and I plan on going to community college in the Fall. I’ve experienced command hallucinations that told me to kill myself and my family, I experienced delusions where I felt people were trying to kill me, and in the past (November 2013) and present I felt suicidal where I wanted to shoot myself or overdose on my meds. I’m taking Geodon 80mg with food and 80mg with food twice a day. I was diagnosed at 22 and I"m 25 now. I think I got schizophrenia because I was born 3 months premature, was abused by my Stepdad and my Dad, and I was born in February on the 1st. I was wondering if anybody is going to back to school with Schizophrenia? Has anyone read Elyn Sak’s book The Center Cannot Hold or watched her Ted Talk. I e-mailed her and she e-mailed me back and asked if I would like to talk with her. I also want to be a Psychiatrist and was wondering if it’s a good idea to be a doctor with a mental illness?
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