Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Sz vs. Personality

Relating to my previous post. I think that one of the big challenges for me is knowing and understanding the difference in sz symptoms and their personality. How do I know when to think to myself that this is just who he is or is this the sz showing in him.

I guess unless you knew him prior to his illness, it would be difficult to know. You just have to learn to accept this is who he is now and that he can’t offer more than he is capable of giving. No one can. I hope this helps.


We often ask each other this too, hubby will say at times it’s a side to his personality whereas I think of the person he was as a child and see a huge contrast and think it’s the illness. I agree it’s all probably just who they are now, best way to view it in my opinion.