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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    compactnormal8 compactnormal8 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

    My brother with schizophrenia said he has to kill himself because the devil needs him. I have no idea what I would do without him and I wish I could understand how and why his...
    miiaa247 miiaa247 13-15, F 3 Responses May 9

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    Ever since I was little and I was told that there was something different with my mother, she just seemed more childlike and very different.. Like something I could sense without...
    hazynflaweddoll hazynflaweddoll 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I didn't go to my first therapy appointment with the new therapist. I just don't know if I trust therapy anymore. And it's useless to me because it's always at set dates and times...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Do I? I apologize if this annoying in any way but I wanted do I have schizophrenia? In the past few years I've always thought I heard voices but in the past six or so months it had...
    EyeAmSweetGore EyeAmSweetGore 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    Celebrating John Nash. For those of you who do not know, John Nash died today. He was a mathmatician and and Nobel Prize winner who also suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Just...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F May 24

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    I've been hearing voices on and off since I turned fourteen, but it wasn't until my sophomore year of college that these auditory hallucinations became incessant and overwhelming...
    tatianya tatianya 26-30, F 21 Responses May 9

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    Why can't my hallucinations just be hallucinations? I'm tired of people thinking I did something to cause them like watch a bad movie. I'm tired of people saying I am being...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I was just diagnose with paranoid schizophrenia while i'm in nursing school. I had a mental breakdown and a bad reaction to a drug which surface up to me having this. They...
    whitster02 whitster02 26-30, F 1 Response May 18

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    I have pretty severe schizophrenia. I can't even function in normal society properly anymore.
    Aleksandar262 Aleksandar262 16-17, T May 22

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    Someone help tell me if you went with this person to their psychologist the first time to tell them about that person possibly being schizophrenia how was it like???
    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 29 yrs. old and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age 14. I was doing really well on meds until I one day overdosed on pot and pain killers and started screaming...
    Silent711 Silent711 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't understand why our parents tell us to be ourselves, then when we were, they judge us. They tell us they'll support us and our decisions and then they don't. I don't...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T May 18

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    I don't understand people at all. I wonder why people feel this need to have friends? When I was in my teens and 20's I wished I had friends but the older I get the more I realize...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response May 6

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    I am a man, I'm glad that you don't understand me. Women lie but complain about men lying! No man can sleep with a woman without a woman sleeping with a man so men are not more...
    jacko0312 jacko0312 51-55, M 1 Response May 19

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    I don't understand guys. Why are most of them jerkbags? It's like, when you argue with them, you're stubborn and hardheaded. If you're quiet, you're uncaring. If you call him, you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 6

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    I have been in relationships previously but what is happening actually is beyond my understanding. Can anyone please share their experience about true love so I can understand my...
    June00 June00 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    Why aren't people allowed to be different? Why do people expect everyone to be the same? Why do some people lie lots and others rarely do? I wish I could understand, attention...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I don't get this whole deal about children ruining your vagina, or holding it over your child's head. This is just a hard thing for me personally to understand. I've had three...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response May 13

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    no understands me i havr fake friends and fake people around me so i stay alone at the most of the time i cant even show the real me i always fake a smile i always have to cry...
    zaynabo zaynabo 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20

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    gays are not intrested in making others gay homophobes are intrested in making other people homophobic source=idk some pic on instagram..but love this quote... im not trying to say...
    monishnair monishnair 13-15, M May 23

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    Although I don't understand homosexuality I'm not a homophobe. People use the bible to hate gays and lesbians but the bible says to love thy neighbor. And only one can judge us...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23

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    I write, I don't let anyone read them and when people do read them they don't understand why I write about feeling like life is a dream sometimes it good but most of the time list...
    forevarebelmusic forevarebelmusic 13-15, F May 24

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    I wish someone could understand me :( But instead of that they are just angry about my mistakes.. :( No one understands me.. :/
    Dana1212 Dana1212 18-21, F 6 Responses May 24

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    My boyfriend never has time for me I try to explain a simple text would just make my day and he doesn't understand . I understand that he goes in for duty everyday but I still have...
    Laurxo417 Laurxo417 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24

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    My Son Help me understand, In Feb of this year my son was driving his motorcycle and a 19 year old girl pulled out of the mall ran a yeild sign and hit him she left him laying on...
    VickiePrinceReturns VickiePrinceReturns 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't understand love sometimes. Why is it that I can attract so many guys who I wish would either leave me alone or remain simply my friends, but the guy I have loved the...
    EruditeAmity EruditeAmity 16-17, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I feel sometimes alone, even my best friend doesn't understand me.... Maybe it's my fault... Something wrong in me.... And for the last days I am not talking to her properly...
    Lamise Lamise 22-25, F May 4

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