Many doctors, psychiatrists, even scientists do not truly know what schizophrenia is. They know that certain brain chemicals are involved, like too much dopamine at certain receptor sites. Other chemicals could be involved too, like glutamate etc… Check on a brain of a schizophrenic - have an MRI done, chances are that you will see a normal brain. The truth of the matter is, and yes it is my opinion and belief that there is more to schizophrenia than just abnormal chemical imbalances. Or maybe the abnormal imbalances in our brains is what is making us highly sensitive people. We are in tuned to things most people cannot see or hear. I guess this makes us “crazy” so doctors pacify us into submission with powerful psychotropic medications. We are shunned by many people because we carry the schizophrenia label. Society sees us as being weak and out of touch with reality.
Yes maybe we are out of touch with reality - their reality. Not ours. I believe we are very sensitive individuals who are so sensitive, we can detect supernatural entities. Spirits, aliens, ghosts, communication with spirits, foreseeing the future etc… Shamans do this, they are not shunned upon and poked and prodded by doctors - they are respected by their culture and society. People with schizophrenia and other psychiatric “illnesses” like bipolar, sense things most normal people cannot sense. Psychics - and Mediums do this, it’s just that we have been labeled as being sick and out of touch. I feel that there is a strong connection between what we have “schizophrenia” and spirituality.
I am almost sure that I am stepping on this world, and sometimes stepping on another plane or dimension possibly.
The meds i take do make it easier for me to fit into what society wants me to be. The meds dull down the excitement and buzzing “background” noise. I do feel that there is a strong connection between schizophrenia and the spirit world. I just wish science would put more valid research into it. Just because what we experience is unbelievable to them, doesn’t make it a real phenomena. Blaming it all on whacked out brain chemicals, slapping a vague diagnostic label to what I am going through, and treating it with mind numbing powerful meds is not good enough. There has got to be more.
Come to think about it, I may have been a bit off when writing this - I blame it on my med change and lack of sleep.
Oh well -