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I Understand Schizophrenia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    My mother's cousin (I don't know what name that relation has -- second cousin? IDK :P) has schizophrenia. A little while ago, he got in a particularly nasty breakup with his...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Jan 18

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    My great aunts son has schizophrenia. He's such a nice person. Sadly he can't keep a job and has been in and out of institutions. I don't understand why but he is somewhat shunned...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    When a person says, "I'm homesick," what most people hear is, "I miss my home." That's fair. That's what most people mean when they utter that phrase. But homesickness can mean so...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I want to overcome my suffering. I want to understand it. I'm just going to write down my thoughts, my attempt to understand... The lie is that fulfillment of worldly desires will...
    RoyalCrystalPalace RoyalCrystalPalace 26-30, M Jan 21

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    Do you have a good idea about what a body needs? Many people out there are not sure. Your body needs many minerals and nutrients everyday.This article will help educate you to...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    It makes no sense at all to me why bad things happen to good people. Why should some people who don't steal, don't rape, don't kill, & don't harm society be punished in such a way...
    Alexmw460 Alexmw460 16-17, F Jan 9

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    There’s a video circulating of a 12-month-old girl playing with a hand gun, pointing it at her mouth at times and given such words of encouragement as “pow-pow”, “shoot...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I have friends of all ages. Older than me, younger than me. The guys younger than me, they are always with a woman. They are in a relationship. Then they break up with one woman...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    Homophobics. I really don't understand. Why are they afraid/disgust from us? I'm a Bi. I told my friends that i like both girls and boys. And they were like you are so gay. They...
    sexykashyap sexykashyap 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I don't agree with this at all. To me, morality is all about acting in a way that is respectful and kind towards all people (both individually and collectively). A great part of...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I am depressed for 5-6 months now. I sleep a lot during the day, Im always late for school because I have difficulty getting up in the morning. I have no motivation, everything...
    jadzullaik3 jadzullaik3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I have seen this title and the stories behind it so many times, it makes me puke. People make it seem men are the only ones who cheat and hurt their significant other, but what a...
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Sometimes, I don't even understand myself!
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I was having a regular day till someone decided to get too close to me. He was carrying a small instrument. He wanted me to answer a question related to work. But it was sudden and...
    Thesystem Thesystem 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Certain people. I don't understand the ones that invite you over to their group, they chat with you and everything, and things go swell. And then the next day, ya see them and they...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F Jan 4

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    PHYSICS. I understand you need to acknowledge the scientists, but I just don't ******* know why students have to memorize their names, birthdays, their parents, their pets, their...
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I don't understand man, not because I'm a woman but besides that reason, because sometimes they cared and they really don't mean anything at all how was that.. or they send signals...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F Jan 9

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    I don't understand other people fussing about my username "Alone" I made this way back in 2008 I think. Please don't connect everything that I post that I'm alone :) I'm not.
    alone03 alone03 22-25, F Jan 12

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    Im glad i found ep. I just tried to talk to my mom about sleep parlysis and obes which i just experienced not 30 mins ago. All she said was "so what you dont want to go to the...
    YungKhroniK YungKhroniK 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Recently, I have discovered that Doritos is bringing back one of its worst flavours - Ketchup. As I seen on Facebook and whatever, people have been craving it and goshdarnit, I...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I was ok as a child but my reading issues picked up I was about 14-15. Though I think it started earlier. I always had trouble with comprehension. When I was younger I couldn't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 14

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    Those who know me know I lost my love 6 months ago after 17, almost 18 yrs together. Now my life seems meaningless to me. Others say different, but that's not what this post is...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    well I for one don't understand racist people. probably cause I hate everybody pretty much the same.
    Sharudy Sharudy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Seem like the people in my life just don't understand what I feel.
    ordinarygirl15 ordinarygirl15 18-21, F Jan 14

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    This is my most asked question, I love learning facts, understanding why something is the way it is and just getting details
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I feel like I have just been piled up with a load of **** and no one understands how I feel and how I look because I'm so ugly no one likes me in anyway.:-(
    LisamBlore LisamBlore 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Sometimes you hold so tight it slips right through your hands... I can't sleep. It's 3 am and I can't stop thinking about what I have no control over . How come we run into...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Maybe it's just this one particular guy.... Try as I might, I don't understand why you pursued me in the first place. Why you wouldn't take no for an answer. Why you kept pushing...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I will never understand why a size 4 pant and a size 34D bra makes me "fat" I am perfectly happy with my body. Yes there is a few things I wish I could change but I love my figure...
    Callmeann Callmeann 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I don't understand the point of large government. Why must one be skinny with large boobs to be attractive? Why do we all have unrealistic standards? Everything is opposite as it...
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I have been told more often than not, my whole life, I'm nice and kind and understanding. Anyone who has said I'm a bad person has usually turned around and confessed, to me or...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 23

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