My daughter, who started having delusions, in March of this year seems stable. In fact she seems better than she has in years. Since high school she seemed to be struggling with depression, anxiety, paranoia and lack of motivation. Counselling and doctors appointments led to lots and lots of anti depressants. Then she started cutting and attempting suicide. I think there were 7 suicide attempt, most of them cutting. The psychiatrist seemed to be speculating that she had Borderline Personality Disorder but her main psychiatrist kept saying that she didn’t strike him as dramatic enough.
Her psychiatrist thinks in retrospect she has been struggling with the premorbid stages of schizophrenia, possibly schizoaffective disorder. I’m so hopeful that now she has the right medicines and is being treated for the correct disease that things will be better.
What are other peoples experiences with the years before diagnosis: were family members emotionally unstable? were they diagnosed with personality disorders? And what has happened after they were on the right drugs?