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I Understand Schizophrenia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well, my aunt is the only living family member with schizophrenia. She asked how things were going and i told her about my doctors meeting and everything about the schizophrenia...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Did anybody ever experience something like this? I was sitting out on the porch with a friend, and apparently I just started pointing off somewhere and saying something he couldn...
    AndrewRD AndrewRD 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Does anyone have or dealt with schizophreniform? Mine has lasted 2 years but apparently that's not schizophrenia. I rarely hallucinate. But i have what I think might be a delusion...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    My therapist doesn't understand how I can go through every day without people noticing my symptoms but the truth is I have huge issues with dissociation I don't talk to her about...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I don't understand why people hurt others.. There's no reason to do it and it's like they don't even care who they hurt :/ im sick of dealing with it and trying to act like it...
    fromthebottomofmyheart fromthebottomofmyheart 13-15, F 49 mins ago

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     Let's talk about listening. Active listening. Consider these questions:What is the difference between hearing and listening? What are the different kinds of listening...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 43 Responses Mar 1

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    I don't understand them but I do understand that they don't understand science. Instead of believing in something that's consistent and has so much evidence to back it up...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I really can't understand religion. As a person who wants to understand everything and wants to understand why other people think and act the way they do, I have done a fair bit...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I truly understand now what that woman meant. I was never apart of this family to begin with. From the day I was born I was hated. From the moment I was born I wasn't expected to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Instead of just thinking I have more diseases so my life is harder on me then it is on you. Try to understand. Not worrying about understanding them because it's not your problem...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 4

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    I really, REALLY don't! Sure we all have our problems and struggles. I would think people would want to be better instead of horrible to others considering what they've been...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mom is a great person, and I know she loves me and cares about me a lot, but sometimes she can be so unreasonable and I feel like she doesn't understand me. I study abroad, and...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    This is me.... I can sympathize, care or love anyone but nobody will ever understand me...I'm scared not even one can get me...I'm stuck being me and I guess I exist being...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I don't always understand women either, haha. I have a love or should I say like- hate relationship with men. Men are fun to hang around. Don't get me wrong, I've met a handful...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I understand most of people in the world as I am able to think and feel keeping myself into their shoes.. And when I do that I realize that whatever someone has gone through, it's...
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I don't understand why anyone would want more than one pic of me. I can understand asking for a more clear pic because this one is cut off and kinda discreet on purpose because I'm...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    It is funny..life..people..trust..happiness..sadness..the moment I think I understand I find myself in the next moment utterly lost...trust is earned not given..happiness is...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I don't understand why it bothers people. I'm not a christian so don't take what I say as me trying to be rude when I say this...I know that its supposedly wrong to be anything...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Why do people pick and choose who they can "judge"? I really can't stand some people that think that it's okay to judge a rapist, a theif etc but when it comes to other issues like...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    People seem to lecture, poke fun or correct a guy who wants to know more about psychology and the psychology of women and relationship.When I really got serious about research was...
    EmptyBlack EmptyBlack 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    A couple weeks ago I approached her on the topic of sexuality and she told me it was okay to think girls are beautiful but not engage with them sexually. Basically: any kind of...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F Mar 1

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    Well, not always atleast. And what is there to understand?. They been married for so long, never much arguing. It just seems to sorta work. Kisses are so few and far inbetween...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 1

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    Some people I just don't understand whatsoever. Sounds like everyone on this plant.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F Mar 3

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    I don't understand why people think it's funny to talk **** about Africa and its countries, but then when I say something about where they're from, it's like I just started a war...
    MO513 MO513 13-15, M Mar 3

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    My mom and I have been very close. She was a single mom for ten years and she got married four years ago. Ever since then, my mom has been too busy with her husband. I was very...
    isabelclifford isabelclifford 13-15, F Mar 3

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    Nearly all my friends know about my depression and self harm, but all except one think it's in the past. The one person who does know I'm still really struggling doesn't seem to...
    lotrgirl lotrgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    My boss at work (only 28 I'm 26) made it obvious he fancied me, and I liked him very much too. He flirted relentlessly with me for months then it became too awkward that I...
    bervie89 bervie89 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I believe in love, care and understand human beings what what they go through on given situation.. For most is it's hard and complex situations and we have to face challenge on...
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M Mar 9

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