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I Understand Schizophrenia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 132 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Today I heard someone talk about schizophrenia... they were like " it'd split personality" and started laughing. Um no. First of all don't laugh, there's nothing to laugh about...
    always34 always34 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    The girl next door will not shut up. She is whining about how she cuts when she gets upset. Whining about how her family treated her when she went to the hospital. I'm sitting over...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    Schizophrenia is the bane of my existence...every day is a challenge. And for the first time ever I've heard voices... It's always been just visions.illusions.. Of things that aren...
    Shadowgirll Shadowgirll 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    anyone else get annoyed when people think people with schizophrenia are all murderers and need to be locked up? Or when they think we are demon possessed?
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Let me first start by saying that I dont condone violence, or police brutality. I am not real versed on the Ferguson case, but I dont understand how people acting like animals...
    ChefBri3030 ChefBri3030 31-35, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    So, I was pregnant by my bf for the second time and both times I miscarried. I've been w K for 11 months and have been pregnant twice with him and this last time, he was so angry...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I got rid of her and so did most of my friends...I don't understand why he can speak outside with out 3 morons watching........
    awake1235 awake1235 51-55, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Her stupid friends are hacked into his sites also.....we know you bimbos we just don't understand who the **** you think you are Your blocked from hundreds of people ladies.....
    awake1235 awake1235 51-55, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    The thing that hurts me the most is. We where lay in bed folded into each others arms and I said to you. 'I don't think anyone Loves anyone as much as I Love you' you replied 'I...
    JadeMarieWhalleySeale JadeMarieWhalleySeale 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Every word from her mouth was a lie. Lonely, damaged people can do such tremendous damage to others, just to make themselves feel better for a moment. I was vulnerable, lost...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Understanding the Anger Understanding what anger is. Do we really want to manage our anger...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I'm reading back the stories I wrote on this topic... "I'll Never Understand Men..." I recall, I was frustrated about it... And I felt like such a failure... How wrong had I...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    So apparently I'm not the only guy who waits until at least 75% sure that a girl likes me. 100% of the times I've waited have been justified. What I don't understand is WHY DON'T...
    zeusandwich zeusandwich 16-17, M Nov 9

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    I don't understand what the appeal was for the short, too many cooks. It's been on adult swim every night since it debuted earlier this month. It's only 11 minutes long. Which is...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F Nov 13

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    Yep... People always say they wont judge and that they'll understand but then when I open up to them they just don't get it. Maybe it's partly my fault but it's not a nice feeling...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 14

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    I am becoming increasingly tired of trying to understand the whys of things. However, it doesn't stop me from analyzing. It never seems to end. It's frustrating these days. I...
    LadyMarredMind LadyMarredMind 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I don't understand her at all. I love her, and I want her happy but she's so confusing. Did you have an odd relationship with your mom too? Can you answer some questions for me if...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 5 Responses Oct 29

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    But I'd like someone to try. I didn't know how guarded I was til recently. It's quite sad-making too now that I think about it. I have no problem putting myself out there or...
    JustSomeGay JustSomeGay 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    my dad is a addict and achoholic.. and now im understanding why he could never be here for me. not because he didnt want to its because he cldnt. his lifestyle, his choices...
    Zaquoya Zaquoya 18-21, F Nov 10

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    When you go to therapy, mental hospitals and meet with social workers and counselors there all trying to do the same thing. There trying to "figure" me out. There job is to "figure...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I have had a very hard life growing up and I always seem to find myself in the worst situations I wish somebody could talk to me and understand what I have been through and what I...
    GothicJerseyWolf22 GothicJerseyWolf22 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I think if i would speak loudly about myself ...still no one will listen to me or truly understands me n my motives...this thought just killing me inside...why oh God why...?why...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Maturity is when someone hurt you and you try to understand their situation instead of hurting them back...
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    People don't think that Supernaturals exist. I mean, Jimmy Hoffa has been hidden for a super long time, and people still say he exists! Yes, we hide from most people. Why? That is...
    Chaos42249 Chaos42249 13-15 3 Responses Oct 27

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    No one can understand me so i always stay away from people :)
    Superpi Superpi 16-17, T Oct 28

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    I really don't understand why some people get mad when you correct them on facts or even spelling/grammar. I personally love being corrected on things outside my opinion (for...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    One of the problems of dealing with other people is that they come with a specific point of view. Often based on their experiences, which is fair enough. But unless you know what...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 29

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    Every time someone break up with me They always tell me "it's not you it's me" Or " I need time apart, we can always be friends" I don't understand that Those lines are played...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 29

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    I admit I am to kind for my own good. I love those who don't deserve a kindness. I am caring to those who probably don't give a damn about me. I am understanding more then most...
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236 22-25, M Oct 31

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    I don't even understand myself :Y
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    Only few girls have gotten who I am not fully but parts and peaces I don't let anyone understand me makes me me
    Kingdarkroom Kingdarkroom 26-30, M Nov 1

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    I was made to understand but not to be understood
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Nov 1

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