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I Understand Schizophrenia

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    I Get It

    I understand it. I have always seemed to get the idea of schizophernia. I sometimes feel really... talkitive. I have never really had an imaginary friend. This might sound intersting, but I think the disease is horrible and still fascinating. Ever since I saw on Youtube, the...
    MaskedCat MaskedCat 13-15, F May 21, 2012

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    Ari

    My father specialized in the treatment of Schizophrenic patients. Often-times they would come by our house for therapy and as a result I got a good idea of what the different aspects of the disease look like. Most of my experience comes from dealing with Ari, a young man of about...
    dukeofurl dukeofurl 41-45, M Apr 7, 2013

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    Schizophrenics, when you get to know them,

    are always strong, smart people. Don't label schizoids as crazy.
    mariatheresae mariatheresae 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    I have a frnd who is schizophrenic

    and i try to relate to him but its hard when his own mind is working against him. I read up on it and it sounds very difficult when ur own brain is against u.
    anarchopacifista anarchopacifista 26-30, M Jan 23, 2014

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    This Is Hard to Write

    I understand Schizophrenia because the love of my life had it. He was a rare case, and a beautiful man with a beautiful soul. He was diagnosed with childhood schizophrenia, and undifferentiated schizophrenia. We lived together for about six months. I hated how people treated him...
    xoxkurtxox xoxkurtxox 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    That Day

    It was throughout one day that I went through a traumatic Schizophrenia faze. I cant remember what the doctor said but he said I freak out too much over little thing one of my friends was angry at me, fairly, I was mean to them but I was on a bad day thing, and anyway he kind of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5, 2012

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    My Take On Schizophrenia

    I am in the medical field, and I have had some patients with schizophrenia. From what I understand, the person loses touch with reality. Things become hazy and they experience auditory and sometimes visual hallucinations. They sometimes have disorganized speech patterns and...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Living With Schizophrenia: A Misunderstood And Stigmatized Illness

    “Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery” is a half-hour documentary film that tells the story of three people who are living meaningful lives with schizophrenia. The film sets out to increase understanding and to reduce the fear and stigma often associated...
    rhcsg rhcsg 22-25, F May 27, 2011

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    Comfort.

      Please listen to “A Rose” by Thomas Newman while reading. Thank you. - - -In my head, I am always welcome. I hate to be alone. I am always surrounded. Who’s there? I am always known. Oh, it’s just you. I am always justified. Don’t worry, I’ll keep...
    nomkat nomkat 18-21, F Dec 31, 2012

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    My Tale

    I sufferered from insecurities even as a small child. I used to hear a voice inside saying 'dont smile because it makes you ugly'. So when I was caught off guard and actually laughed I would quickly cover up my face. That was one of my earliest memories from school.. so...
    SuzyWongx SuzyWongx 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2007

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    compactnormal8 compactnormal8 22-25, F Jun 2

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    Enlighten Me

    I have a family member with schizophrenia, I'm studying psychology and I really would love to hear someone's personal definition of the condition as they have experienced it. Any and all information would be helpful, the more in depth the better. Thank you!!! ~H~
    hollysue hollysue 26-30, F Dec 27, 2007

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    The Step Ladder

    i understand schizophrenia only because i have schizophrenia.  it seems like there are different levels of schizophrenia at any given moment, at least for me, just attacking away at me.  almost like a step ladder.  i can be at the bottom of my step ladder and...
    morningstarr morningstarr 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    Schizophrenia

    I do not have schizophrenia but I do understand it.  I know a few who are affected by schizophrenia and one person in particular who has it and it isn't because it is hereditary in this person's family.  I believe, I have a feeling how this person developped it.  I rather...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    My Story Of Battling This For 8 Years

    Also, I will post my testimony/backstory here to read. I would like to start with a brief recap of my life leading up to my initial hospitalization and diagnosis, and then acceptance of Jesus Christ as my savior. I was born on September 5th, 1986 in Binghamton New York. I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    From Living In Tap

    I was in a treatment center for three months for mental illness and housed with people with many different mental illness .And i learned alot about schizophrenia .. and its a very difficult illness to comprehend ...  and its a very sad illness .. i couldnt imagine what it...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    At times I feel like crying or being upset, I don't understand why because nothing has caused it, I just randomly feel like this at times. I think it might be because I do bottle...
    NeonPotato NeonPotato 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    However, when we realize that our patience and understanding are taken for granted, we should assess values including our own's and make a decision. I love my friends and I shall...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was still legally a child. I guess I could have claimed neglect. My ***-hole step mom decided it (everytime she got paid) would be okay for her to buy "cute shoes" instead of...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Funny thing is, I met the person who does understand me. He points out all the things I'm too afraid to say about myself. He's special to me. I wish I could tell him that he is...
    rebecky1221 rebecky1221 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I Have Schizophrenia Just getting this outta my head. (Also sorry for weird spellings apparently the proper spelling of "hoar" was just too inappropriate even when I marked it as...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    For almost 30 years now i have been a psychiatrist and private therapist for mentally ill patients, and over those almost 30 years i have come across many different types of people...
    DrMarieAllanson DrMarieAllanson 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    SCREW the fricking devil. He's like a snake in a bird nest. He keeps taking all the chicks and I can't do crap. People just walk right into his hands. What people don't understand...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't understand my mom. She says she loves me, but then says something like "wash your hair, it looks dirty." Or "I don't like it when you dress masculine 'cause people will...
    Amichelseaoramichris Amichelseaoramichris 18-21, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't understand adult babies...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's not so much that I don't understand, I do understand. But it's getting a bit too much and yet it is still not getting through that certain things you say hurt me so bad. And...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    A lot of the time I feel like no one understands me. My parents don't understand me. My friends don't understand me. I do have one good friend who is my best friend and I feel like...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Me #1- yup that's me~<3 Me #3- BWAHHAHAHAHA! *dying of laughter on the floor* me #2-you guys are losers Me #3- oh shut up Alex no one asked you! Me #2 actually that was...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hear many voices yelling inside my head. It's so loud that it's hard to think and read and sleep and basically get through my daily life. Sometimes I run through conversations in...
    daydreamcat daydreamcat 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really don't understand why pre marital sex with lots of people is viewed as normal.
    DonnaGoldstein DonnaGoldstein 70+, F 6 days ago

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    So, last week I found out that I have schizophrenia along with a couple other things...
    TheMrMuffin TheMrMuffin 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    The title is an understatement. But if you are a nice person and a sincere one you won't find me difficult to understand. Instead you will 'get me'. But there are few people like...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello to those out there like me. I want to write a book about my trials overcomes and let downs. To most my life wouldn't seem so bad but over the past five years I can't keep a...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M a week ago

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    There are only 2 ways to understand women. I've tried. None of them works.
    placeborealis placeborealis 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'd rather be understanding but when people start being mean I'm like screw it and call it as I see it .... :/
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    As a girl it is very hard for me to understand the mentality of boys who like to fight all the time. It seems as if there are so many boys out there who feel like the best way or...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't understand why you have to do this? You tell me this is for best . But how can you tell that this is for the best? When it's killing me, it's very painful that I cannot...
    hellsAngel025 hellsAngel025 18-21, F Jun 19

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    I don't really understand how some people can be so mean and cruel to others :"(:'(:'(
    agl72098 agl72098 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    What is the difference between hearing and listening? Hearing is just something sounds that go into your ears. (Examples: bird calling, car's honk) Listening is to be able to...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I am totally agree that we as members to actively understanding active listening.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I don't even understand myself sometimes. There are gonna be times that I'm gonna love everything about you and there are gonna be times that I'll hate everything about you.
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I understand now the difficulties of trying go back to something or someplace only to learn that life has changed and I have no business being where I once found solace. You really...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 16

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