Dating someone with schizophrenia

I wouldn't know if this is true or not but I also started hallucinating at a very young age.I can't remember the exact estimate of how many individuals who hallucinated as a child before the age of 8 go on to be diagnosed with schizophrenia.It depends whether his thinking matches reality testing and an understanding of what's going on in general.As a person with schizoaffective disorder I can say recovery is possible but people need help and support and do have set backs from time to time.

It is good that he is very motivated as well, schizophrenia can destroy your motivation entirely although he could of not even experienced this symptom to begin with as well.Give him time and he might tell you more about it as he feels comfortable since he has already disclosed that he suffers from it to begin with.The condition varies greatly between person to person who has it, as you already discovered. I'm not going to lie to you, it can be a difficult thing to cope with but generally with the proper treatment and coping mechanisms it can be managed for both the person experiencing it and their loved ones.He is seen as a gifted or special person also as he is extremely clever and has a very high IQ. He is seen as a gifted or special person also as he is extremely clever and has a very high IQ. As a person with schizoaffective disorder I can say recovery is possible but people need help and support and do have set backs from time to time.If you have concerns at any time best to encourage him to speak to his psychiatrist.

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