I have experienced both the positive and negative symptoms of Schizophrenia for the past 6 and a half years and while the positive symptoms have been under control mostly since being diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder by UCLA in 2008, I have still suffered from the negative symptoms. Post diagnosis I received my Masters Degree in Psychology and work as a marriage and family therapist intern at a non-profit and I plan to go on to earn my doctorate in Psychology (fall 2014) with a research emphasis with my focus being on Schizophrenia, particularly the negative symptoms.
I started this blog in fall 2013 which journals my personal recovery from Schizophrenia. The earliest entries chart my psychotic period 2006/2007 with much in between and my current focus is managing the negative symptoms of Schizophrenia. I welcome all feedback and have met quite a few people through this blog and other articles I have written. I have also written a book which is available on Amazon by Victoria Marie Alonso- My personal recovery from Schizophrenia. I have a second book underway but it will not be available until much later due to starting school this fall (September 2014).
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