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I Understand Schizophrenia

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had Schizophrenia, when I was 19, I remember the wicked voices in my head, and the lack of sleep, and the reading about how there was no cure, I spent my time fighting for my...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm very worried currently. Delusions have returned full force and I keep slipping in and out of awareness of them. My raised anxiety levels and low levels of sleep is bringing it...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    I am in love with a man who has Schizophrenia.We have dated on and off for 1 to 2 years. We have known each other for about 3. But for the last year he dose not take his meds. It...
    tricerich tricerich 41-45, F Aug 8

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    I wish I didn't. I've heard voices, been hallucinating and everything since I was ten years old. I'm currently 16. Have been living some hours with that fact, that I have paranoid...
    schizophrenicdeer schizophrenicdeer 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    it started in junior year of high school. then got way worse when i started college in Philadelphia. I was having visual hallucinations/delusions about God and how he hated me so...
    vasquezd2 vasquezd2 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    In most cases, Schizophrenia doesn't begin to affect someone's life until they are young adults. However, it has been brought to my attention that the early warning signs can begin...
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    And I just finished my last group sessions so im out in the real world and looking for friends who also have schizophrenia to relate to
    vasquezd2 vasquezd2 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why people play mind games towards someone that cares alot about them
    Fabgal1 Fabgal1 18-21, F 1 hr 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 Jul 22

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    At some point I would like more real, genuine relationships with other women. But I have some problems that prevent me from understanding what other women do with their lives. I'm...
    britannagis britannagis 31-35, F Jul 31

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    Not sure if others find it difficult to understand me coz no one really said this to me. However, I find it difficult to understand myself at times coz I really do not know what I...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 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 Jul 22

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    I nearly killed myself today. I even wrote a letter. Guess not. I just want to be normal. I don't want to be a 13 year old called an attention seeker. It was by accident when I was...
    leej15 leej15 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 24

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    I need your opinion would this make you understand? You said you didn't know? I'm tired of feeling hurt... I love you but I don't know what to believe at the moment one minute...
    Rachelmarie94 Rachelmarie94 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I need someone in my life who understand my every feelings. My mom hate me. She loves my lit bro. she want me to help her in her work. she neither care me nor speak any lovely...
    Tanya280 Tanya280 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I don't understand why! I'm still trying to understand this life and they keep saying life is not fair. I know it not make any sense.
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    People don’t understand. That’s what I use to tell myself everyday. Maybe it was true. I fought and cried and yelled and it wasn’t much use in the end. My mother would hold...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I had a best friend since I was in 4th grade, I am now 26 years old. We have had our times where we were so close and then life happened and we grew apart. That part I can...
    thelightbehindyoureyes thelightbehindyoureyes 26-30, F Aug 4

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    I understand my self. To my family who thinks they do, you don't. I helped myself getting out of depression, sleeplessness night, headaches that aren't headaches and anxiety...
    IdioticBear IdioticBear 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    So let's start off with high school, my age, and this story that I can't perceive on. I'm now a sophomore and 15, female. It all began on a summer of my freshmen year. It was a...
    emoandlolo1 emoandlolo1 13-15, F Aug 10

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    I don't understand why nobody can see how ugly the world has become. People judging others based on sex, race, religion, ect. Does nobody else see how wrong that is? We only have...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I finally understand. I hope this helps me so I can finally be happy with someone.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jul 22

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    What people think of India. I was watching random vedio a on YouTube. Then I thought why not give a try to find out what people think about India. I mean common people not those...
    caithmac caithmac 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    This goes for most of my life, even the parts that have been easy, too many strange and unusual factors involved. No one will ever understand, unless by some random chance they...
    IntoTheFuckingFloodAgain IntoTheFuckingFloodAgain 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Everyone has their own perception I understand that, but sometimes it's so different from what you have it's hella confusing. Maybe it's just me
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I don't understand haters , They hate for no reason and they usually don't even know the person they are being hateful towards but yet they still do it. Why I have no idea #Love...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I don't understand how you can be talking to someone one day and then they completely blank you the next. If you made the effort to talk, why suddenly stop? I don't get it.
    DannyTheManny DannyTheManny 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    I do to understand how you can give someone empty words and broken promises. Smh
    vtec213 vtec213 13-15, M Jul 26

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    I really don't understand. I mean I get good grades, I respect people that respect me, I love helping people, I'm always there for people knowing there not there for me ( but that...
    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    I don't understand why people on here say hi, then you reply, then they ask how you are, then you reply and ask them back, then they reply, and then that's it like....... **** did...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M Jul 28