Do you believe schizophrenics has more to do with genetics/infections/birth complications/etc… or do you believe schizophrenia is something that is developed after years of trauma and struggles in life?
I used to think schizophrenics were simply people who had extreme bad luck in life. And often, schizophrenics do have a history of trauma, abuse and social exclusion, etc. But then the question is, was it because they have the schizophrenia in them that they are more likely to experience trauma and social exclusion, or did the trauma, social exclusion and abuse cause something in them to snap that never heals?
In the first years of living with my disease I would try to think of all sorts of reasons why I became psychotic. I blamed having a single mom, unspoken family issues, being bullying for another disability I had, backstabbing and betrayal…
But now that I’m older I’m starting to accept that I just had really bad luck from the start.