I Had a Father Who Was a Paranoid Schizophrenic

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    My Mother Died Recently And My Dad Who Is Diagnosed With Paranoid Schizoprenia Is Alone.

    We are all having a hard time figuring out what to do with him. My sister sent him to the hospital to get him to take his medicine. He refused and now is going to be overseen by a public guardian. We all have families and cannot give him the care/attention that he needs.Growing...
    lincolnlittleton lincolnlittleton
    41-45
    Aug 20, 2012

    My Father...

    My father was a part of my early life. Til age 9, we lived with him. My parents then divorced. My dad had visitation rights for 2 years. He was very agitated during those 2 years. I was 9-11 years old, my brother was 4-6 years old. It was too much to handle for me and my mother...
    johnsdaughter johnsdaughter
    41-45
    4 Responses Jul 6, 2010

    My Fathers Legacy

    Wow I dont even know where to start (or stop). I remeber being really young and my dad pacing the house for hours day and night sometimes waking me up to talk to me about the bible or aliens or whatever was the prevailing thought of the time.He has always been a really angry man...
    DrGonzzo DrGonzzo
    31-35
    9 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    My Only Parent Was A Schizophrenic Father

    A schizophrenic father is the only parent I've every really had, and schizophrenia has shaped the course of my life more than anything else.  I binge drank constantly and spent countless days in and out of jail until the age of thirty, when I finally woke up -- somewhat...
    brockm92 brockm92
    36-40
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    My Dad

    My Dad.. Posted June 29th, 2012 at 11:40PM By: Cheer4life22 Age: 13-15, Woman Ok, so I've never talked to anyone about my dad before but it seems like I can here. I am 13 years old and my father has has paranoid schizophrenia since before my mom even got together with him. My...
    Cheer4life22 Cheer4life22
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2012

    He spent around 15 years of his life in

    and out of hospital over it. He had very bad psychotic episodes with a lot of delusions, it was controlled with medication but he'd stop taking it thinking he no longer needed it and get relapses. I remember him saying disturbing things to my brother and I when we were children...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    My Dad

    My Dad.. Posted June 29th, 2012 at 11:40PM By: Cheer4life22 Age: 13-15, Woman Ok, so I've never talked to anyone about my dad before but it seems like I can here. I am 13 years old and my father has has paranoid schizophrenia since before my mom even got together with him. My...
    Cheer4life22 Cheer4life22
    13-15, F
    Jun 30, 2012

    My father had me when he was in his late 40s.

    He developed late onset schizophrenia that started before I was born. I don't know much about that time in his life but I know he ran away from (his loving, normal) home, so I think he was a paranoid schizophrenic. He had a stressful life. Even though his family loved him, life...
    ffdfadsfds3 ffdfadsfds3
    26-30
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    My Father: Paranoid Schizophrenic...Don't Know When It Began

    For as long as I can remember he has always had an anger problem. The most minor of things would set him off and cause him to lash out at my mother. Then as I grew older, most recently especially, his anger became directed more at both my mother and I. He's been diagnosed with...
    smokescreendaughter smokescreendaughter
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2013

    My Dad

    My Dad.. Posted June 29th, 2012 at 11:40PM By: Cheer4life22 Age: 13-15, Woman Ok, so I've never talked to anyone about my dad before but it seems like I can here. I am 13 years old and my father has has paranoid schizophrenia since before my mom even got together with him. My...
    Cheer4life22 Cheer4life22
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

    Survivor..but I Still Hurt

    I am relieved to see that other people have had similar experiences with their father. Growing up with an non-medicated Schizophrenic father was literally a mixed bag; I never knew what I was going to expect each day. One day he would be very childlike and allow me to eat all...
    SurvivorGrace SurvivorGrace
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2011

    Paranoid Schizo With Severe Delusions

    I am at the movies Flatlines with my dad, and all throughout the movie he is talking about how your soul coming out of your body when you die. I was freaking out. I was only 12 years old. When we left the theatre I sat so close to the door I probably could have fallen out. He...
    mrcrackers mrcrackers
    41-45
    1 Response Sep 18, 2013

    My father first showed signs of schizophrenia

    when I was 2. He and my mother went to a psychiatrist who deemed that he was just stressed possibly a little depressed. After that he refused to go to a doctor, and as time went on he would get more insistent that there was nothing wrong with him. Growing up with him was a...
    goldframes goldframes
    22-25, F
    Dec 29, 2013
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