Forty years in the past Ian Clark had every little thing going for him and life was wanting good.
He was younger, match and in a very good job, however now the 61-year-old man, from Mid Craigie, is unemployable and claims he’s a shell of the person he as soon as was.
Ian believes that he was misdiagnosed as mentally ailing 40 years in the past and compelled down a path of robust prescription tablets for many years, which has left him irreparably broken.
He now lives alone after his marriage fell aside because of the difficulties of dwelling with him and his situation.
Now he believes he won’t ever have the ability to be weaned off the prescribed drugs he has been taking for the previous 4 a long time.
Now, as he fears he won’t ever be freed from psychological well being issues, Ian has determined to talk out about his years of hell – which he describes as a dwelling nightmare.
Ian grew up in Fintry and went to the now-demolished Linlathen Excessive College.
He skilled and labored as a welder within the metropolis earlier than his life took a flip for the worst.
Ian mentioned: “All the pieces was nice. I used to be in an ideal job and I used to be match, spending a variety of my time body-building.
“Nevertheless, I turned unwell and started having panic assaults and I used to be having issues with my respiratory system and that’s when the difficulty started.”
Ian was recognized with having psychosis, and instantly placed on lithium, earlier than he was assessed as being schizophrenic.
However he mentioned he believes he suffered from a situation attributable to welding fumes – lately medical specialists have revealed proof that hyperlinks publicity to psychiatric and psychological situations.
“I do know it’s too late now for issues to alter for me however hopefully by talking out I will assist another person and cease the identical issues occurring to them,” he added.