What kind of functions does schizophrenia have as a kind, universal one? For me it seems a bit somewhat unclear. Do you judge schizophrenia as a special symptom? Or do you judge it as a universal symptom? There will be such problems raised. In any case, I think that it is important to organize various definitions concerning schizophrenia. Because it seems that "What is schizophrenia?" Is not generally well understood.
Let us assume that schizophrenia is a universal symptom. At this time, schizophrenia is a universal symptom, so its symptoms should be universally observed. And since these symptoms are universally observed, that means they have a universal nature. If schizophrenia has a universal nature, the symptom of schizophrenia will be observed as a sort of property within many things, as the strength of its universality is extraordinary .
If schizophrenia is universal, common characteristics should be seen with other universal matters. For example, there is a possibility of having a strong relationship with art with universal power. Why can art have universal power? It is a phenomenon that can be judged by observing the function of a work of art. What is called a work of art can generally exert something on an unspecified number of people. A piece of art may impress a specific individual, but if it is understood only by that particular individual, it will generally be less likely to be considered a work of art. A work of art universally is regarded as a work of art when it resonates with an unspecified number of people. If a work of art is not universal, there will be no work of art universally acting beyond the times and national boundaries.
Also, if schizophrenia is a special event, schizophrenia remains in a special area to the last, and they will have abundant individuality in each case. In this case, as long as schizophrenia is extremely special, the theoretical typing based on some universality becomes difficult. When schizophrenia is a special one, it is difficult to make a typological judgment of "schizophrenia" itself. At this time, schizophrenia is the original creative movement each of which is so named, with its own mechanism.
But, is there such a thing? Currently there are types of "diagnostic criteria" for schizophrenia. Then, is schizophrenia universal? Or is circumstance turning back, is it a special thing?
Well, art has originality. Then, art will be special. In other words, art seems to have universality and also have special characteristics. Art is a special, yet universal one.
How about schizophrenia? Is schizophrenia special? Is it universal? If schizophrenia is related to art, schizophrenia should have an artistic nature. In other words, schizophrenia should be universal and have special properties.
For example, in the case that schizophrenia can be universally typed and there are special individual differences in each aspect, it is considered that there may be some association between schizophrenia and art . Even for art and schizophrenia, there is a feature that attracts attention. They stand out. Also, art is easy to bring a good impression, schizophrenia tends to give bad impression.
The judgment for discrimination of schizophrenia may include a moral judgment of good and evil. Art and schizophrenia both have the power to gather public attention. However, in the case of schizophrenia, the mechanism that converts evil into good may not work well. In the case of art, the mechanism works well.
Then, if it is possible to change the power of schizophrenia from the stagnant evil state to the good flow, it may be possible to sublimate schizophrenia into art. Based on these hypotheses, in thinking about schizophrenia, schizophrenia is a state in which various powers are exploding and it is in a state where it is difficult to control their powers .
And judgment of right and wrong is a moral judgment. That is, for schizophrenia, moral therapy may be effective. Morality is a mechanism to judge what is abnormal runaway and what is in a normal state.
There are various causes for causing a psychological state stagnating in humans.
However, if a person with schizophrenia can sublimate himself / herself in a morally reasonable way with marvelous vitality that schizophrenia possibly possesses, extremely enormous results can be obtained. There is such a possibility.
If you can cure schizophrenia without using any medicine, patients will no longer suffer from side effects of medication. Personally I think that expansion of psychotherapy for schizophrenia is an urgent need for human rights.
People who want to take medicine have the right to take medicine. However, those who do not want to take medicine have the right not to take medicine. In order to guarantee the right not to take medicine, it will be necessary to provide options other than medicine treatment.
I think the concept like 'open dialogue' is very interesting. Logically, it is easy to see that the dialogue can have effectiveness against symptoms such as schizophrenia. Because, in the sense that dialogue is an exchange between self and other people, it is a dynamic flow field. It can be thought that they can have the effect of converting stagnation into dynamic flow. However, those who have creative talent to actually practice it may be a minority at this time.
I myself have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but I never felt I was inferior in particular. Each person has its own good point, there is no superiority or inferiority. That is the same for me as well as you. I personally think that my schizophrenia is a gift from God.
What if I was not schizophrenia? At that time, I realize I might not have been able to deeply involve both natural science and art. Perhaps I feel that I like science and art more than many people. Even though a person is diagnosed with schizophrenia, I think that there is a case that a schizophrenic predisposition of that person leads to some talent.
What I am writing here is only a hypothesis. However, it is true that I was given a lot of awareness and experiences from various symptoms seen as schizophrenia. Because I had such experience, I am now. I think that such a thing can be said. Schizophrenia may be a better process for life.