A lot of it is subjective opinion. There are some objective symptoms IMO.
But I believe psychosis to exist on a spectrum like many other mental health conditions. It's not a case of psychotic or not psychotic, but rather, the extent to which we are psychotic. The line at which someone is considered psychotic will vary between clinicians.
i dont like being labeled,i hate it but im labeled as a psychotic..label means stigma in my opinion.
and then all those symptoms affect v. much your personality and become your characteristics and everybody refers you as an illness..eg psychotic
I think being called psychotic for me, was a relief. I had a word for my symptoms and could look it up and better understand what was happening to me. I don't tell others and the only people who know are my psychiatrist and my husband (and all on here now!). it is a stigma, no doubt. But it is a matter of how far you feel it is interfing with your daily life and quality of life. But obviously everyone has differing views on this. XX
hello,i have gone through a psychotic breakdown including shouting voices still hear them sometimes,i wouldnt wish it upon anyone.yes being labelled as psychotic is bad,reminds me of the film psycho, bad!!! and totally wrong wx
I was once in a community centre and mentioned that I was feeling stressed, a guy in there asked me if I wanted to go outside and smoke a fatty, I said no as I didn't want to go Psychotic and he said what, it makes you violent?
Just goes to show about the publics perception of what the word means.
Honestly there's a lot of opinions the general public holds that (given a physical manifestation) I would like to take bat to..... Fracking hollywood and news blowing the "psycho" whistle everytime there's a shooting etc. They really just want to cover society's collective ass because people ignored all of the signs.
For instance, the columbine shooting. Yes there was some emotional and mental issues involved but there was also the blog post made by the two students SPECIFICALLY stating their plans. Then they blame it on mental illness and/or video games. But really it was long time coming, those two students were continually bullied and subjected to all other sorts of teenage unpleasantries, and nobody bothered to step in.
Basically I guess where I'm going with this is that mental illness has been used as a scapegoat for so many things. And (in my opinion) somewhat looked on upon as a result of bad choices rather than a "not your fault" thing like being paraplegic. If you're in a wheelchair people accept it and accommodate to you because society obliges it, but society has been implanted with the latent opinion that anyone with any form of mental illness is to be looked down upon. And that'd something I think needs to be stopped.