I've been schizophrenic most of my life, a paranoid schitzophrenic since 1980, I've avoided drug treatment rather fortuitously considering what I have read and the condition of other schitzophrenics many of which have been reduced to almost vegetable matter. While one is aware that one is afflicted it is extremely difficult to accept the fact. Are there any medications with a light undertone to take the edge off? Also how easily regovnized is schitzophrenia now compared to say 25 years ago.