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I Understand Schizophrenia

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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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    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 Mar 3

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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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    Schizophrenics, when you get to know them,

    are always strong, smart people. Don't label schizoids as crazy.
    mariatheresae mariatheresae 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    Is there no getting over it

    see the thing is i have suffered from schizophrenia for the past 10 years, is there no getting over it? i try to put it behind me, i try like really hard, and i have tried somethings atleast, like attend college. But the voices are always there saying things that make me want to...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 6 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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 2, 2011

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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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    Related Experiences

    I have overcome Schizophrenia!!! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Schizophrenia gave and took my best friend. When I was little I liked being by myself a lot, but sometimes I liked it just me and my best friend. No one else ever saw her but she...
    InsanitySpark InsanitySpark 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    and is it bad that sometimes im in love with my schizophrenia? like so in love i never want it to leave me. and other times i feel like jumping off a cliff and having my brain...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Hello! Im CM Fajardo and I will share my short story to all of you...im 14 years old and also im a student.When I was 12 years old.Im always stressed and depressed,I cant focus on...
    CMFajardo CMFajardo 16-17, M Apr 5

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    The day I started smoking meth is the day I regret so much it triggered my schizophrenia at least that's what they say and ever since been battling it. Some days are clear but I...
    TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess 26-30, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I have yet to see anyone about it or get an official diagnosis, but I think I have paranoid or disorganized schizophrenia. I have been experiencing auditory, visual, and even...
    e524 e524 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My grandmother is schizophrenic. I lived with her when I was young. She was afraid of me when she went into her episodes and she thought there was a demon living inside me. I spent...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    The main problem I have with religion is the confidence most people hold for their own beliefs. They will discount any evidence that they could be wrong no matter how apparent that...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    He ended it with me because he was scared of commitment. So we stopped talking for a month and then he told me he misses me and wants me in his life. So we became friends again but...
    thomboy19 thomboy19 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    It's funny that I never used to and probably won't into the future even though I am one. Until a few months ago I believed myself to be very transgender. I created a very...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    I'm suicidal,cutter,depressed,and a lot more... Anyone wanna understand me? Message me?
    lifeishurtful lifeishurtful 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't understand society today. I don't really even understand society for the last decade. I would say that I don't understand the society for the generation before me and...
    TreeBeard19 TreeBeard19 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    People don't understand. I know why though. People aren't born to care about others(sans family). They take what they can, use who they can even if it breaks the persons heart. As...
    yomirizer yomirizer 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I am baffled by human behavior. Not all human behavior of course, but a lot of mundane stuff that people do commonly. I have trouble understanding why people join groups or why...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I don't understand why people have to so freaking cruel. I don't understand why people do the things they do I don't understand a lot of things but yet im still living. I hate...
    mizzcola17 mizzcola17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Having broken up with my ex, about 3 years ago, I went through the usual cycle of depression, obsession and craving. Its not unlike an addiction... So while I was in this funk, I...
    v33rh0ra v33rh0ra 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just really wish that someone would understand us... Why do people act so bad about having more than one person in one body? Why can't people understand? Why do people shut us...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F Mar 27

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    I so wish we could create our own people. Then people wouldn't be so confused and lost. If we had someone there to tell us all the things we wanted to hear and mean it, that's the...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I don't think he understand or will understand. Me and my boyfriend were talking for a while before we started dating. He stopped talking a little in between because before we met...
    Weeedisahellofadrug Weeedisahellofadrug 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My mom always says she understands what I'm going through. But really she dosnt. She might have gone through somthing sort of what I'm going through. But she hasn't gone through...
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My couch. Last lazy day off. Few cars passing. Someone’s playing salsa in the distance. My mom and sisters keep calling. Let it go to voicemail. They won't understand. I wonder...
    esmeraldream esmeraldream 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just need someone to understand me n what I go thru like a mentor or something like that I just started cutting n I have depression I don't talk to anyone bout it really bc I don...
    sillygirl008 sillygirl008 16-17, F Mar 27

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    Not only do I not understand dating, I guess I just don't understand people. Forget dating...Everyone wants to "hang out" at your house or text conversations! I mean really...
    BrandNewOne BrandNewOne 31-35, F Mar 28

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    I have had people tell me that I "need to stop being so blunt and telling it like it is because you can't say it that way to people cause people don't understand" , but that's what...
    Gravity949 Gravity949 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My husband is a workaholic. We've been together for 3 years. He was always a workaholic before but now we have our first child (4 months old) and it's worse than ever. He even...
    cmoral cmoral 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Girls are never interested for some reason. They always have someone else. And even when they say they do have feelings for me, they really dont. Ive always wanted a genuine...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    People don't understand me, Well I barely even understand myself half of the time lol. I feel like I have a reason for everything I do but I just don't know those reason just yet...
    iamj iamj 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I don't belong with people. They make no sense to me and I make even less sense to them. There are a special few who can deal with me in their presence. Those would be my friends...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    They said live life to the fullest not to the foolish. Hello experience project listeners and readers. This is BRATNER once again. In life there are some happenings that must be...
    BRATNER BRATNER 22-25 Apr 13

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    (I am not saying all men are like this, but the general amount which is about 90%) Whats more to say but them?. They girls are hard to understand but i think overall it more...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    my boyfriend and i have been going out for a year today yay :) on his birthday in February his ex (we will call her Eliza NOT REAL NAME) so Eliza and my boyfriend went out for...
    DominiqueCunn DominiqueCunn 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am. I have many quirks that some people just don't understand. It makes my circle of friends smaller since only a few actually understand me and my quirks.
    natessecret natessecret 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    It's impossible for others to understand me when I don't even understand myself.
    SevenWaysToFakeIt SevenWaysToFakeIt 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    No she never understands me! I love her yeah but there are certain things that she needs to understand about me that she clearly doesn't either catch on to or just don't wanna know...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Love is life, All, everything that i understand, i understand only because i love.
    LIZAMOONA LIZAMOONA 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    I have different sections of my personality therefore it's hard to understand me. I also switch hobbies and interests quickly. I don't care/don't know what gender I'm supposed to...
    OooohJaime OooohJaime 13-15, F Mar 25

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    "Be yourself!" Those optimists always exclaim. "Don't hold back who you really are!" Doesn't always apply. In order to lead a life which isn't shrouded with concerned faces, I...
    beatlegal beatlegal 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Hi. I'm new here, i kinda ran into the site when i was searching up some answers to somethings that has happened in my life. I'm trying to make friends that understand and can...