Schizophrenia patients with high intelligence: A clinically distinct sub-type of schizophrenia?

Everyone wants superphrenia

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Yeah I agree. I posted the OP’s article in a thread where someone was claiming that Schizophrenia was a sign of intelligence. It simply isn’t. There are some smart schizophrenics but to claim that schizophrenics are some kind of savants because of their illness is misleading and a bit delusional. I think it is simply a case of wishful thinking.

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Hmm. . .

The Answer To My Question?.

Feel Free, I’ll Give You Time To Think About It.

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Old SNL bit…

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What was your question Slystic? I don’t have the time to try to go through your post and try to figure out what you are asking. Can you state your question in one sentence?

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Hmm. . .

I Can See You’re Confused.

New Question!.

Are You Taking Your Medications?. (One Sentence). :pensive:

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None of your business but yes I am.

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By the way, I’m not confused about anything. You asked multiple questions. How the hell am I supposed to know what you are referring to.

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I’d trade a High IQ for peace of mind.

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Even if people with high intelligence are more likely to suffer from some kind of mental illness, that doesn’t mean in any way mental illnesses are diseases of high intelligence.

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I don’t know. I might be average or below average but I have severe negatives like I had dementia it felt like…I went from understanding calculus pretty well (or so I thought) and abstract algebra (during or before prodromal) to getting Cs in math classes before my psychotic break in 2011. I couldn’t pass mathematical logic despite passing the initial tests. Probability was pretty rough too. I only passed because of a curve. I think my IQ was 120 and now it’s like 110 max, but I never been tested so I just assume I’m stupid.

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This is undergrad math. It’s a dime a dozen these days. Nothing spectacular or to write home to mom about. It’s been 10 years of ■■■■■■■■ and suffering and hell.

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I know things and I don’t know things. I’m not interested in comparison.
If I’m a genius, :blush: yay.
If I’m a dolt,:blush:yay.

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I mean I saw a guy on a documentary with sz who wasn’t smart enough to realize his family wasn’t killed and replaced by clones. How smart do you have to be to realize that people are the people who they are? That’s pretty basic.

John Nash is super smart despite his sz, but his son is not. The more time I spend with this illness I feel like people like Nash are exceptions to the general rule. I’m definitely not as smart as I used to be, but I feel like I am average at least, because I had more intelligence to begin with. Instead of going from average to unintelligent, I went from smart to average, if that makes any sense. So I guess I should be grateful.

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So were the psychiatrists who initially wrote me off.

Helps to be a stubborn cuss.

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I remember him. Stuart Smalley

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I’m not saying anybody should be written off. I’m glad that you are thriving. I just don’t agree with those who try to say sz’s are somehow specially mentally gifted. The studies do not show that. Everyone is an individual case though.

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No, we’re just people like everyone else. If we’re gifted, it’s in the sense that we were gifted with a few extra monkeys on our backs we have to deal with that “normal” folks don’t.

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My IQ at about 15 was 116 or 117.

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I think it’s a sign that you’re insecure about yourself to post your IQ scores. But I can definitely forgive someone who’s had their life devastated by sz for being insecure about themself.

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