A few years ago, I went to see a pdoc for a second opinion. He was a mood and psychotic disorder specialist. He reviewed my case and said there was no way I have schizophrenia because i was holding down a job. He said if i had schizophrenia I would not have turned up at his office unaccompanied. So he said i had schizoaffective. But anyway, this sounded a little stereotypical to me since i ended up with a paranoid schizophrenic diagnosis in the end and can still hold down a job.
I’ve read about many of you who have held down a job with a diagnosis of schiz or are in college. What a waste of money that trip to the pdoc was. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t dodgy though because i used to work in a mental health ward and I found his contact information from there.