I was officially diagnosed schizotypal last week. As ever I’m still in control of, uh, “them”. I don’t technically see or hear anything. I know it’s not real. It’s also not going into my chart. That my doctor looking out for me. There is a hell of a lot of stigma that can of worms causes and for no real purpose. I’m high functioning in these regards. It’s not one of the reasons I’m disabled. If anything it’s always been a coping mechanism. If I lose control of it, or if it turns into full blow schizophrenia, then it’ll need to go into my charts. In the meantime I have imaginary friends and a whole fantasy world built up in my head. My doctor knows about it. Has known about it. Every now and then it comes up. It’s been officially diagnosed, mostly so I could officially call it what I’ve been calling it for years. It’s like the one thing that’s remained constant.
As for schizophrenia, in women it can present as late as into the 30’s but typically it presents itself by now. I’m not showing any signs. So it’s not impossible and it does run in the family, but it’s not a real worry. I know the difference between real and make believe, even if make believe makes my days a little easier.