One of the best things about having a brain injury is forgetting that you have already watched the entirety of Dr House and can therefore watch the whole thing again. A whole three years on since my discharge I have been taking a look back at my “Dr House” moment that I wrote about last year.
Was I mad?
According to Wikipedia
Schizophrenia (/ˌskɪtsɵˈfrɛniə/ or /ˌskɪtsɵˈfriːniə/) is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by impaired emotional responses. Common symptoms are delusions including paranoia and auditory hallucinations, disorganized thinking reflected in speech, and a lack of emotional intelligence. It is accompanied by significant social or vocational dysfunction. The onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood, with a global lifetime prevalence of about 0.3–0.7%. Diagnosis is based on observed behaviour and the patient’s reported experiences.
This seemed to fit the bill.
A 22 year old girl. Impaired emotional responses (hysterical laughing and crying). Hallucinations (seeing faces in corners). Delusions and paranoia (thinking things that weren’t true)…
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