‘I’ve had a lot of diagnoses,’ blogger Erica Crompton tells us on this week’s episode of Mentally Yours, metro.co.uk’s weekly podcast on mental health.
‘I’ve had bipolar type 2, based on the fact that I’d booked some flights to Milan with only £50 in my bank account, then paranoid psychosis.Boohoo launch a campaign for 'all girls' without a single plus size woman
‘I was told that I might not have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia because it’s a scary word, so they’d give me a diagnosis more like paranoid psychosis.’
It took Erica years before she was finally given the diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.
During that period, she experienced hallucinations, delusions, and intense paranoia.
‘I quit my job, I started cancelling trips, I couldn’t leave my room,’ says Erica.
‘I started researching on Facebook and online, looking at unsolved crimes. I was convinced that I was the… Read the full story