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I Have a Family Member With Schizophrenia

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    My Mother Has Schizophrenia - I was brought up in care because my mum has schizophrenia. She is paranoid, violent at times, and lonely I have not seen her since I was 13. Now that...
    taffytats taffytats 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    My Mother Had Schizophrenia, Now Its Under Control.But.. - Growing up as a child i remember my mother claiming to hear voices and that other people could read her minds. She used...
    wimpykid125 wimpykid125 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    My Husband Has Schizophrenia - I couldn't find a section for spouses with schizophrenia, so this counts I guess. I knew there was something different about him before we were...
    AnaisEver AnaisEver 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    My Brother Lives With Schizophrenia - My little brother, who is not so little anymore will be 28 this year.  He was born early and had a grade 3 bleed in his head.  The...
    nannagirl nannagirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    My Mother Has Schizophrenia - For a long time she'd been saying things about 'beings' or 'angels' that would talk to her, but only recently did she have a full-on breakdown(not...
    calliden calliden 18-21, M Nov 10, 2013

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    My Brother Has Schizophrenia - My brother had his first break at the very end of his senior year in college...one class shy of graduating. I had a feeling this was going to happen...
    Nausica Nausica 31-35, F 14 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    It Runs In The Family - Illness runs on my mother's side of the family and schizophrenia is one of them. I know two relatives that have it. My uncle can hear voices and my aunt...
    PureEvil PureEvil 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    I Was So Happy Up Find This Group - I am a 26 year old woman & have been taking care of my mother since I was 19. She was first diagnosed because of hallucinations. She repeatedly...
    perfectimperfections perfectimperfections 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    My Fiance Has Paranoid Schizophrenia - Any tips on how to help someone who is severely paranoid schizophrenic other than meds? My fiance is currently trying a yet another new med...
    hurtftm hurtftm 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    My Mother.. My Sister.. - about my life. basically my mother was a paranoid schizophrenic and my sister a schizo-affective. Sheila.. She was a mother, my mother, a daughter...
    KimberlyMarie KimberlyMarie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2011

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    My Little Brother Suffers From Schizophrenia - I hate that he's going through this and it makes me angry. I blame myself sometimes on why he's like that because I got the easy life...
    VaiinChick VaiinChick 18-21, F Jul 25, 2012

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    Oh boy I could right a whole book about my experience... But to keep it simple I have a schizophrenic mother. For the past couple of years her condition has only gotten worse...
    Jc0322 Jc0322 22-25, M Apr 4

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    I Am That Family Member - I didn't understand the condition beyond the book Sybil until I was diagnosed a few years ago They said I had a mild form of it but luckily didn't display...
    Twistapuddleblowacloud Twistapuddleblowacloud 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    It Makes Me Worried Somedays - i have an uncle with paranoid schizophrenia that has ruined what little order this gene pool has left. and now i am thinking my own "mom" has some...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    Cousin Victor - Hello all, So i have a cousin who's schitzophrenic. He was only diagnosed with being bi polar and schitzophrenic like two summers ago. I guess it was triggered by a...
    forgotten0fairytale forgotten0fairytale 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    My Brother. - My brother has schizophrenia. I remember as a child he use to throw me down flights of stairs and throw me and my sister on the couch. I've experience a lot of...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Mar 7, 2013

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    It's 2AM. I'm sitting here crying the hardest I've cried in my life right now. A couple minutes ago my mother who has schizophrenia called me over and initiated a friendly...
    7Saren 7Saren 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    My Husband Has Schizophrenia - my husband has schizophrenia.  We have had to separate because of it.  Its our anniversary tomorrow and he has gone away with friends. ...
    flowers45 flowers45 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Title Unecassary - The family member is actually me. I talked to someone tonight and the topic got brought up, accidentally, by me. I just want to know I am not alone before I...
    namelesssugarless namelesssugarless 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    My parents are divorced, I live with my mom and I haven't seen my dad since I was about 7 years old. When I was 5 my mom and dad got divorced. My dad has schizophrenia, I have...
    Sparklediva Sparklediva 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Will I Ever Get My Sister Back? I Miss Her So! - About a week ago my sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was admitted to a mental hospital against her will with a court...
    sisterofaschizoprhrenic sisterofaschizoprhrenic 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    My Famiy - - Hello, I haven't been on this site in ages. My 23 year old son has schizoaffective disorder with bipolar components. He is med compliant, and goes to college part...
    cag1rl cag1rl 51-55, F Aug 16, 2013

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    My uncle has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as well as Alzheimer's. It has been a sudden downward spiral, he's been put in a mental health hospital after attempting to...
    butterfly789 butterfly789 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Hello, I don't really know where else to turn at this point and I came across this website so here I am. I'm 24 years old and my sibling who is 29 has paranoid schizophrenia. She...
    shannankylei shannankylei 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    and the voices they hear drive me insane!!!!!!!!!!!!
    theghostdog theghostdog 31-35 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Terrorized And Afraid - My father has always been "not normal" He would have "episodes" as in "Dad is acting all weird again". My mother passed away when I was 10 and my father...
    BookieDookie1 BookieDookie1 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    My husband has paranoid schizophrenia. Its a difficult life caring for a person who wont even acknowledge they are not well . He looks and acts well most of the time , which is why...
    Desigirl0 Desigirl0 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    My mum has paranoid schizophrenia.I find it difficult to talk about because of all the rubbish I got from kids at school.Now I am older and I don't care what people think why...
    AliBancroft AliBancroft 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    A Mother And Her Son... - My son was diagnosis with Schizophrenia when he was 19. Before that my son did no wrong in my eyes. He was close to perfect. I was very proud of him. He...
    ssebastian1 ssebastian1 46-50 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    My Sister's Schizophrenia Is Tearing My Family Apart. - It kills me to know people are suffering from the same thing I do. Everyone of your stories breaks my heart and I know...
    pauline120 pauline120 18-21 4 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    My 17yr Old Brother Was Diagnosed With Scizophrenia - My family just recently found out that my little brother has Schizophrenia, after almost 2yrs of doctor appointments and...
    Barbie1192 Barbie1192 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    My Dad has Schizophrenia. A lot of the time when people find out about this they often feel sorry for me some how. I honestly don't think there is anything to be sorry about. My...
    wellthatwasweird wellthatwasweird 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Schizophrenia, Diabetes, And Cancer (Story 107) - Written in 2004 On the public bus I travel down Sheridan road to Zion where I live. Zion is a small city between Winthrop Harbor...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    Will My Schizophrenic Sister Ever Forgive Me? - My sister has been hospitalized for two weeks now with schizophrenia. I am overseas and she wont talk to me. Today she was...
    sisterofaschizoprhrenic sisterofaschizoprhrenic 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    Slow Motion Train Wreck.... - Two years ago my wife called me on my phone while I was working dismantling a greenhouse frame out in a field with noone else around. Durning the...
    freeman99 freeman99 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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    My Husband was diagnosed bi polar when we started dating, thought it was something I could take on, help him through. Over the years he has gotten a bit worse every year, now his...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I Can't Help My Mom - I had a happy childhood. I remember having fun, smiling, feeling safe and cared for. My mom raised me and my brothers by herself, and always seemed to be...
    sillylilyp sillylilyp 26-30 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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    My Sister Suffers From Schizophrenia - I have a sister who suffers from schizophrenia. It is the saddest thing I have ever seen in my life. This sister was the only obedient child...
    Garnet17 Garnet17 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    My grandmother is schizophrenic. I lived with her when I was young. She was afraid of me when she went into her episodes and she thought there was a demon living inside me. I spent...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    My Brother Has Schizophrenia - My brother has a combination of schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. We discovered when he was about nineteen. Why does nobody talk about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    My Dad -    When I was a young kid, I always knew my dad was different from my friends' dads, but I didn't know why.    Why dad, did you never offer to show me how to use a...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 13, 2012

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    The Flying Dutchman - My brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia my freshmen year of college.  Before he was diagnosed my family spent months trying to make sense of his...
    thetortoise thetortoise 31-35, M 9 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    My Mother Has Schizophrenia - My mum was diagnoised with Schizophrenia in her late teens. Growing up was tough for my brother and I. My mum was a single parent so it was just the...
    becca1988 becca1988 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    Later In Life Diagnosis - If there were such a thing as having a Petrie dish family, ours would be it, from the multiple cancer diagnosis in my grandparents to the schizophrenia...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F Oct 13, 2013

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    My aunt has schizophrenia. Her pills are not working anymore, ever since she got pregnant, doctors took her pills away cause she can cause damage to the baby. I thought it was all...
    ContinuousFlame ContinuousFlame 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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