Why do sz's neglect their health so much?

It seems common - why? I have my husband worried about me because I don’t brush my teeth and my filling fell out. And I have bad teeth, a cyst and allergies, all for years and …and… And too hesitant to go for treatment. Too scared and unmotivated and can’t be bothered. Is this common with sz/sza? Why?

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Avolition (A lack of motivation) is a common negative symptom of schizophrenia, so yeah, it’s normal.

I brush my teeth and shower every day (with the very very occasional exception). But my room and minivan are a mess and I don’t feel like cleaning them up.But I also have 2 jobs and met some women on Bumble that I hang out with so I don’t think I suffer from avolition, just some good old fashioned laziness.

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I have bad teeth not really bad but it’s hard when you’re scared. I think our illnesses can be a big problem. One thing at a time. He’s just concerned about you

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I have difficulty going to doctor appointments because I have bad anxiety being around people.

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When i was most sick from SZ (i was diagnosed SZA in that period) i was neglecting my own personal hygiene, particularly my teeths.

When i got better i got a normal hygiene rutine. Recently i was to the dentist and because of my former neglect i can look forward to get my teeths fixed for 25.000 dollars. I am now in the process of getting the money.

Take care of your teeth’s above all @Hadeda the rest of the hygine thing is not so important.

The most important thing is to use flossing everyday.

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yeah. not always known though to just schizophrenics.

I agree with the avolition as a negative symptom.

I have trouble with hygiene myself.

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can I just say, read history.

I think it’s common because of avolition

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Managing the illness is such an exhausting task that adding something else to your plate like showering or shaving is almost an imposition. At least that’s how it affects me.

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These meds make me fat. When I’m fat I just feel lazy.