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POLL. Psychiatrist, psychologist, case worker and mentor agree I can't work. Am I faking it?

I had maladjusted ideas towards work for a long time. In sociology there is a concept for a social disorder called anomie, and someone not sharing the value of hard work and work ethic is an anomic state. I preferred the social explanation for my disorder for a long time thinking that it was a social physical relation, my distance from others and social institutions etc. was causing this breakdown. My thinking has shifted after antipsychotics that I had extreme introversion, even to the extent that thinking for me was difficult to translate into bodily action. Hence, not working.

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@dividedself Anomie sounds about right. Perhaps it even explains my death wish.

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I would definitely prefer to be considered anomic than schizophrenic. If anomie is caused by conflict of “belief” rather than an event that causes a person to lose solidarity and integration with society then maybe a smooth transfer can be made from psychology to society. Afterall even the diehard realists of psychiatry wouldnt be able to deny that the delusional beliefs and odd thoughts cause the detachment from social reality. It would be a bonus if it was found that certain events trigger the onset of these changes in beliefs that account for the normlessness in question.

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This poll is ridiculous so I didn’t vote, like a lot of others didn’t.

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Usually, after 25, people with SZ can’t work. Of course, that is probably around the time they finish their degree/after an akathisia attack and without job/intern experience, most of us aren’t able to find jobs.

Without a strong social support network, you also might not be able to cope with the stress of work like what the OT asked in my interview.

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That’s precisely why I never vote.

Yes, but I’m supposed to be late-onset, I have no excuses

If the doctor says you can’t work then you probably have a disability it seems to me your self stigmatizing yourself

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