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I Understand Schizophrenia

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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 6 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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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 22-25, M Jan 23

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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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    on exams and studying.

    ... How can a schizophrenic study, alot of people might think.If a schizophrenic could tell the difference between reality and what he thinks is reality, then studying would be easy. In fact, it seems as though some one who can study doesnt seem to have any thing more than...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Is there no getting over it

    see the thing is i have suffered from schizophrenia for the past 10 years, is there no getting over it? i try to put it behind me, i try like really hard, and i have tried somethings atleast, like attend college. But the voices are always there saying things that make me want to...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 2, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I havent been on in several months. After being hospitalized for a while, my diagnosis became debatable. At first they couldnt decide between paranoid schizophrenia or disorganized...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    My mother has Schizophrenia and her mother had Schizophrenia. My mom hears voices. She has auditory hallucinations most of the time. I can't hear what's in her head, but it...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 1

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    I love my family i really do, but at times i feel torn and angry. i have a twin sister, she's very funny and has a charismatic personality. but she also has extreme amounts...
    cobrabubbles cobrabubbles 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry I just need to post this because I'm feeling EXTREMELY angry....has anybody else had genuine experiences with ghosts/demons/God etc and nobody is believing them cause of...
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    Is there anyone who has a mother who suffers from the mental illness schizophrenia ?
    ladydove20 ladydove20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I am only fifteen years old and in the last 6 months, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. I feel like there's not really anyone out there dealing with the same thing, because...
    mrsgollum mrsgollum 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I suffer with Schizophrenia and I need time to escape from Lana. She follows me everywhere, I swear. I am currently on antipsychotic medicine to try and cure it. I go to therapy...
    thefaultinmylife thefaultinmylife 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I have had my schizophrenia for years and I can't talk to people about it in person because they think I'm insane. Well I am but it doesn't mean I'm a different person than before...
    wonderland512 wonderland512 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Why are some people so concerned about the number of followers or subscribers they have on social media sites? Do they win a 7-day cruise to the Bahamas if they have X number of...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response 24 mins ago

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    first off please forgive my typing as i only have use of my left hand. In Short: friends think differently and i don't get it. to them i appear emotional and fearful, my life is...
    HorrorFlic HorrorFlic 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I know that you feel that life is against you That the world isn't meant for you I understand how it feel to be alone, lost, forgotten To be cast aside as if you were nothing...
    Akumakun Akumakun 22-25, M Jul 12

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    I don't know what to even think anymore I'm lost.. I don't understand why earth is even here. Why pain is here, why we try so ******* hard and never succeed. Why do people believe...
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I am difficult to understand because I do not let people see me inside totally. I keep people at a distance, only allowing them to see what I want them to see. A few times I have...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Before now I had thought that they were judging me, or being obtuse and purposefully unhelpful. I used to be so fallen, I did not know myself. I couldn't see. I would rant and rave...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 6 days ago

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    It's hard enough to feel like your different to everyone else To feel like your not important and all the other feelings that go through your mind The last thing you want is for...
    ForeverLife ForeverLife 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I almost always feel lonely, people just don't understand me. My mother tries to make me be more social but she just can not see that for me even talking face to face with people...
    charliebarton14 charliebarton14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I Do Not Understand! Could Someone Please Help Me? Someone Help Me Understand? Can Anyone Let Me Know What Is Going On? When Did Everything Seem to Change? When Did the Rules Start...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I'm extremely confused I'm a very Christian guy. I want to be a pastor. But yet I crossdress which is considered inappropriate in my religion. Like I do sin every day but I still...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I gone through some trauma and I don't go out alot But even with my friends. i feel like they don't understand why my experiences from my past change who i am. I love my friends I...
    pomtonic1109 pomtonic1109 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I don't understand a lot of things but the most common thing I don't understand is love. love makes you feel trapped. I loved this guy who literally will give me anything but...
    sabby86 sabby86 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I just don't understand. I do understand that people have their own opinion and I respect and agree that everyone should have the right to their opinion. I think that if you...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Seriously some people (especially in his day and age) are too hypersensitive, here are some examples. The Boondocks: Rather than looking at the racist, classicist, and idiotic...
    DX2000 DX2000 22-25, M Jul 10

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    My friend texted me saying she wanted to go out at 4pm. It was about 3:20pm when she told me. She planned on picking me up and we'd go from there. My mother was sleeping so I woke...
    Vanessanicolexo Vanessanicolexo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I just don't understand how people can hurt someone and just move on with their life! How can they not care about the other person feelings , it's so sad! I mean I could never do...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I don't get why the world believes that men have to be coddled and paid extra attention to their needs. Don't get me wrong, I so understand that in order to have a strong...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    What's to understand? We need to eat,sleep,use the bathroom the same as you girls! Beyond that. What's to understand?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I am not les. Myself but I don't understand them... Like people accept you so you met to be accepting or should I say tolerant. Gay and lesbian people get so much hate that is...
    rachelmu22 rachelmu22 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There have been plenty of times in my life where I felt that no one really understood me or how I felt. I think that this feeling of no one understanding me has caused me to push...
    burton318 burton318 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    If you're already plus size and also healthy, then that's great. But I don't understand why people would want to force feed themselves and gain a bunch of weight. I think it's...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I don't understand why people portray themselves to be something that they're not. Why would a person assume that acting one way and then doing things that go against everything...
    butterflibabe butterflibabe 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It hurts to see other people have what you never had. Worse if they are your friends, or once were. I understand how your feeling. If you need me I will always be here for you...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24