Well, we might as well start at the beginning! My first symptoms that I remember were when I was 3 years old. I remember hearing voices in my head. Like any 3 year old I told this to my mom, and like any mom of a 3 year old, she told me it was my sub-conscious talking to me. If I had been a normal child that would have been a true and accurate answer, but alas I was/am not normal in the conventional sense of the word. The next few years are a fog of early childhood learning and playing.