ill never forget the first patient i had with schizophrenia… she was in her 19 years and she showed the typical symptoms of schizophrenia; hallucination, delirant ideas and disorganized conduct. She spoke about “the enemy” that told her to do bad things, such as breaking things, yelling at people and even try to kill her siblings.
She seemed like a nice girl with a sweet smile yet her eyes seemed to be looking at someone that wasn’t there from time to time. Made me wonder if “the enemy” was there. In medicine we say that schizophrenia is caused when the chemistry in brain isn’t right. Gives the illusion that the schizophrenia has their mind in a paralel world that we cant seem to escape.