I looked it up. I’m not sure which one I have going on with my sz.
- Negative symptoms. This refers to reduced or lack of ability to function normally. For example, the person may neglect personal hygiene or appear to lack emotion (doesn’t make eye contact, doesn’t change facial expressions or speaks in a monotone). Also, the person may lose interest in everyday activities, socially withdraw or lack the ability to experience pleasure.
Positive symptoms are delusions, paranoia and hallucinations
So I have a bit of both but I have more positive.
Thank you. I was always confused.
What are the mentally healthy parts called ? That is the first time i understand this. I thought always the positive symptoms are the healthy ones.
My peer trainer used to say a way to remember this is that negative is like subtraction, lack of. Lack of energy lack of concentration
Wheras positive symptoms is the addition of. Addition of hallucinating and delusions
That is how it was explained to me as well.
I’m more on the positive symptoms.
Positives: Hallucinations, Delusions, Paranoia, Voices
Negatives: Poor sleep, weight gain, lack of concentration, trouble showing, shaving, eating properly, doing laundry…etc
I am more on the negative symptoms.
It’s tough. I hate sz.
I get a bit of both
About $70.00 an hour at the psychiatrist.
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