In a post in the New York Times Psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas writes about his conversations with Lucy, a person living with Schizophrenia. As Bollas describes it, Lucy’s mind is an highly active mind filled with reworked memories and hallucinations. In the piece he paints a picture of what a conversation with a person living with Schizophrenia is like, describing it as feeling like a conversation with a person who seems to be existing on the edge of human perception:
“Lucy was a schizophrenic. Most people I know who have talked with schizophrenics have noticed that it feels like a conversation not with someone whose ailment is derived from the fog of symptomatic preoccupation, or the dulling repetition of character patterns, but with a person who seems to be existing on the edge of human perception. Take LSD and you see things you would ordinarily never perceive. Become schizophrenic and you see these things without the aid of drugs.”
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