Schizophrenia.com

People born blind don't develop schizophrenia, baffling doctors

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So do you think you’d rather…?. I think knowing colors is a better deal. And I think Sz is figuratively a colorful disorder. Wish the populous would wake up more!

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Literally more colorful at times for me. When I have derealization, everything looks a little like a cartoon and much prettier. Honestly, it’s a more beautiful world than the one I share with the rest of the people.

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Cool! My bro worries about skin blemishes… I try to tell him he has none; like a cartoon. Haha that’s what you made me think with your post.

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Well if you can’t see the truth, you are off the hook.
Have a nice day.

Wow thats a tough call. Be blind, or Schizophrenic. I have negative symptoms and typically think that delusions and disturbing hallucinations seem scarier and more emotionally tolling then my depressed mood and motivation.

I feel that I would stay a schizophrenic. I’ve seen such beautiful art, played so many games that helped me through tough times, art and media are so important to my current satisfaction I feel like I would be bored and a little scared if I was blind.

I don’t pray for any illness on anyone but I got lucky. I pray those with blindness live fulfilling lives but I’m a very visual person. I don’t know what I would say if my symptoms were worse at the moment or if my mother wasn’t so amazing.

I do feel though that I should never have children because of the potential trauma of my illness through their formative years, and the 25% some odd chance that they develop Schizophrenia. I feel really sad because I know my mother has been so important to me, and us to her. Living the rest of my life seemingly forced down a lonely trajectory by the sheer odds of it being against us schizophrenics means that I feel a little dismissive about having a future.

I feel like once my body or mind breaks down enough I’ll kill myself or seek out euthanasia. The elderly already have such a hard time in our society I don’t have the strength to face that fate as I slowly wither while knowing no one cares about me.

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The eyes are the windows to the soul…

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This is really interesting.

I was born with a congenital illness but I still have sz- maybe because I wasn’t born blind.

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That is interesting so there’s never been a born blind szc person.

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It’s like how they say sharks don’t get cancer.

This feels like a concrete type discovery. Hope there’s applications for progress somehow.

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Yes. Very interesting. I’d like to think they study the differences.

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i think it is a very visual illness

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I think my psychosis stems from the way I look and seeing other people. And them being able to see me. If I was born blind none of that would have happened

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In a related news release…

Deaf people can’t hear their own farts…further baffling doctors.

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@Patrick

That was just wrong! :rofl: :joy:

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If you can’t see who’s talking to you would you know the difference?