Struggling with schizophrenia and sexuality

I’ve really struggled with my sexuality and many of my auditory verbal hallucinations have been related to sexuality. Here’s an interesting article

Struggling with schizophrenia and sexuality: Connecting veterans’ first psychotic breaks while deployed to issues with sexual intimacy

Concerns about sex, sexual identity, and emotional intimacy in romantic relationships are common at this time when young people are still in a process of adult identity formation.

Normalizing these stressors and educating the patient about the psychological implications that schizophrenia has for developing relationships are important aspects of the treatment. Finally, we suggest helping the patients connect their fears, guilt, shame and excitement about their initial sexual experience to their current challenges connecting intimately with others.

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