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by gold stone (2019-05-09)

My own Kafkaesque experience Inteligen Review went like this: After we got the "diagnosis" and as I struggled to stop panicking and remain calm, I started to do a lot of research about schizophrenia. The experience of schizophrenia in my son was so bizarre for me, so out of the ordinary, that in itself sharpened my intellect. I had to resort to more creative thinking after being confronted by nonsense talk and spooky behavior. I read up on and questioned everything I saw and heard. I began downing megadoses of the recommended niacin cure for schizophrenia. As a result, I found myself becoming even more focused and energetic, which allowed me to read and observe even more, putting me on a vicious cycle of intellect improvement. By observing my son and looking outward and inward, I began to see connections where previously I would not have seen any. I began to understand synchronicity as I began to understand schizophrenia better. I began to dimly perceive how the universe is connected. I took up writing. I am studying German.This type of memory loss is called retrograde amnesia which eliminates any memory of events prior to the accident. It may only be for the preceding few minutes, hours or days rather than the more unusual extensive period that my partner experienced. When he became more aware, after ten days in a medically induced coma, he thought it was ten years in the past. He had no recollection at all of his accident and had lost ten years of his memory.This was a traumatic experience for me, as I'm sure it was for him because during this ten year amnesia period, his wife had died and we met each other only three years prior to his accident. When I visited him, there were times that he knew my name and other times when I asked him if he knew who I was that he avoided my question. But even when he seemed to know my name, I don't think he had any real understanding of what our relationship meant to him. Even after he had been out of the hospital for several months and appeared to have recovered most of his memory of that ten year period, he admitted that he had no accurate realization of what our relationship had been like prior to his accident. This was very disconcerting.