Researchers have found that the signals in people’s brains differ depending on a particular aspect of an individual’s personality, termed Schizotypy, a discovery that could improve the way schizophrenia is characterised and treated.
The study, “Attenuated post-movement beta rebound associated with schizotypal features in healthy people,” published in Schizophrenia Bulletin , was led by the University of Nottingham and the findings suggest that many mental illnesses may be thought of as extreme variants of a normal personality.
Even mental health professionals are confused on the issue. While living in Essex I described some symptoms to my nurse practitioner. She said schizotypal could explain it . Fast forward several more minutes and she’s handing me a printout to a local Asperger’s charity.
I am hesitant about anything wanting to reclassify something as just a “personality problem”. I hate personality disorders to begin with because it’s like saying you don’t have a disability or illness you, as a person, are just dysfunctional and bad. And there’s practically no treatments for personality disorders people just get tossed to the side like well you don’t have an illness it’s just you so learn to live with yourself. I don’t like it.
yeah, my p/doc is saying it is an underlying cause which is what they are trying to establish in this article i think, tbh i actually prefer personality disorder as a reclassification of my illness bc i feel like its not as bad as sz, i’m a bit worried about my disability assessment though but have been told it wont matter,
i feel like i have gained something but i have also lost something, i have gained a new found freedom of some sort and it has kind of opened my mind a little to the thought that maybe there is a chance for me
i have lost the stability of a long held diagnosis and everything that comes with it,
i think it goes deeper than that, i cant seem to describe my feelings as much as i would like, its so confusing, my brain still hasnt worked it out and might never, i am attempting to explain something that is almost impossible to put into words haha