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I Understand Schizophrenia

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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 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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    Understand it than most people.

    In the due fact that I was diagnosed with it 7 years ago. Off my meds for 4 years now. No symptoms of it since I was off. Had symptoms since I was 11. Just was able to deal with it. Until I hit 30. Certainly not saying meds is bad. As for me. The meds was only...
    Guy78cal Guy78cal 36-40, M 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 7, 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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    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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    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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    compactnormal8 compactnormal8 22-25, F Jun 2, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    He was my first friend, the first time I got hospitalized for mental illness. I was so terrified of being there; he offered to be my bodyguard for two years. We walked through the...
    twistedxalice twistedxalice 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    heart pounding, chest tight, running blindly, running blindly to you
    unhear unhear 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Or better yet, why its drawn to me. It all started when I was 11 and started astral projection. I am a natural projector. I didn't seek it out, to learn about it, I began doing it...
    chloegoldmine chloegoldmine 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    why you are racist, what did the people from different ethnic origins do to you? it's lame. everyone is, should be equal and it's not so hard to understand.
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    On the Verge of Understanding Myself more Deeply ... Amazing Feeling
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I think letting go of reality would be easier. Why do we cling so tightly to something so two faced?
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    All I understand is that no matter what, no matter where you live, no matter who you are... You can never destroy racism.. I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but I've learned that...
    MildImplosion MildImplosion 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    ...and it bothers me. And it's difficult to have an open discussion about it with other people in real life. So I thought I would give EP a try. Please let me preface by saying I...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Update: We are talking again! He explained to me his feelings and now I understand. I'm just glad he's back in my life❤️
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Is identity crisis a part of growing up or something, because I really do hate not understanding myself. It's like I don't even know who I really am, what do I love, what do I fear...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand people Why the world is round Why sin was created Why people are hateful But most of all I don't understand Why animals are abused Why abortion was created Why...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My girlfriend has Schizophrenia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it has been a big struggle for her. She's one of the reasons I'm so hooked on the subject of mental illnesses. I...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 16-17 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Romantic and sexual feelings. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for other people doing whatever they want. I just don't personally understand what it is to feel that desire. I have had...
    skywalker9 skywalker9 18-21 4 days ago

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    I don't understand what guys see in me they're always after me what is it that draws them to me well i guess i can say my looks and my body but i don't wanna be know as that chick...
    Proud102315 Proud102315 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    3:02 AM 07/02/2016. I don't know how to start this but I am going to try to pour out all my feelings and hope someone understands me. It's so ******* hard to open up when you just...
    Itstutaa Itstutaa 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i don't even understand my own essence because if i'm feminine and fair, then i am too soft and not a bad b..i...t..c..h and if i am tough or assertive then i am too strong.
    deejaygirl deejaygirl 26-30, F a week ago

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    i basically had no parents at all. my mother was paranoid schizophrenic and had never married, my father was selfishly pursuing his drug addiction, and my sister and i often lived...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 36-40, F a week ago

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    I really do not understand cheating either as I have been happy with the same beautiful lady for the past 21 years. I have not had any urges to find another or have more than one...
    cpguy cpguy 46-50, M Feb 4

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    5am here on this paradise of an island. I'm supposed to be sleeping but N hasnt been sleeping well.. Keep waking up every hour or so. But anyway, not why i'm making this entry...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I'd like to thank my therapist for suggesting that I should close my credit cards. I'm so impulsive and so shallow minded, that closing my 2 credit cards did not enter or even...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 3

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    this. is probably the single most difficult thing i have experienced in my life. how are you suppose to look after some one who isnt the same person any more. my mother is "due to...
    CassieSamuel CassieSamuel 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    You know it hurts when you try to befriend someone and help them out, they block you with no reason or question... w/e though right?...well not right, it makes you not want to help...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Life and it's experiences. People , places, things have helped me get to know myself, understand myself.
    Treasure7 Treasure7 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    About three years ago, I was diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Even before the diagnosis, I felt that something was severely off with my emotional demographic...
    Lentocrates778 Lentocrates778 22-25, F Jan 31

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