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I Understand Schizophrenia

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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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    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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    compactnormal8 compactnormal8 22-25, F Jun 2

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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 26-30, M Jan 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    To understand the stock market place you 1st want to comprehend what stocks are. Stocks are the capital raised by a business when they sell shares. Shares are offered through the...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    To understand the stock industry you 1st need to recognize what stocks are. Discover further on http://quotes.stocknod.com/stocknod/news/read/30509876...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    Poetry makes no sense to me at all. The only kind that may make sense to me is one in lay-man terms or something written by a child.😐😐😧 It's cool and all to write in...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    To understand the stock industry you very first need to comprehend what stocks are. Stocks are the capital raised by a company when they sell shares. Shares are provided via the...
    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 19 hrs ago

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    Basically, my boyfriend left Sunday for bootcamp. He'll be gone for 3 months. I'm in need of a friend who understands to talk to; hopefully constantly. I just need someone. Help?
    seruhbear seruhbear 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is not just that I dont understand thrm/their (sometimes hateful) views, is even more that somehow I guess they grew up never having had to live with/deal with/etc. of someone who...
    CheetoX CheetoX 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I just got back from a family vacation. My husband, children, mother in law, father in law and sister in law were all there. It was nice overall, but after spending that much time...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I try hard to find what people want from me But i can't understand what they need I explain them what i am capable of But they kick me out and pay no heed I bang my head in despair...
    FlexPaul FlexPaul 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There's nothing to understand about STUPID.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    My mom has schizophrenia. She hasn't had an episode in about a year. But she refuses to get on her medicine. The time she last had one scared me. She was hurting herself and...
    recovering97 recovering97 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    nobody that I socialize with understand the pain I am going through they all tell me to stop crying cause he will be back...but don't understand the pain I'm going through rn... I...
    etrigo etrigo 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Nobody in my life completely understands me. Not even my bf. I don't even think were meant to be together. where's the special connection? idk. I need my soulmate. I need my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I'm pretty smart. Im pretty sensitive. Im pretty intuitive. And I understand that people change. But I don't understand how someone can talk to you practically every day for a...
    Polyamory55 Polyamory55 56-60, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I saw it recently and I thought it was pretty solid. honestly, the biggest worthwhile complaint I could fathom was that most of it doesn't actually take place in the Matrix...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I was wondering how I survived those tiring days that arrived as I walk through my life. I can't help but cry while I remember the night when I was awake with all my might...
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I simply do not understand this world at all. People always have such a large amount of accusation's for everything you are or do. If you try to make a point, they call you silly...
    Delphi111 Delphi111 13-15, M 5 days ago

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      Because I don't even understand myself sometimes. So much for self awareness. I guess there's more to discover or I'm just naive or sometimes I ignore why I do what I do...
    areYoureallyhere areYoureallyhere 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    My perspective changes as I grow up and I don't like it... It's a struggle for me to understand that everything I wasn't aware of before was there all along. I want to go back to...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    One thing I will never understand about boys is why they like to fight so much? Whenever they have a disagreement about something a lot of times boys end up in a fistfight. But...
    brianna747 brianna747 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate it when Im feeling depressed and my dad or sister tell me to snap out of it or use my willpower, or ull feel better when u talk a walk. they havent been through severe...
    sugarpuffs sugarpuffs 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    70 more days and I got my second letter from him today! Thank you to all of you who have been supporting me and relating to me! It's great to have people who understand
    maggs51 maggs51 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today has been one of those hard days where all I want is a hug from my baby. I had a super loaded and stressful day at school, and I got in a car accident right after school. Now...
    AnaValencia AnaValencia 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    No one ive ever known understands how it feels like to have your country at war. To constantly lose people you love. To always be afraid of what might happen tomorrow. Whenever i...
    hgaood hgaood 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't understand why guys just disappear after they make me feel like I'm significant to them. Is there something wrong with me? 😔
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Interesting and helpful article for how to help people with Schizophrenia who hear voices and how to deal with them. From Stanford; research believes the quality and tone of voices...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M a week ago

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    Why would someone chose an online girl over real life? You can't kiss or hug them or anything... You can't watch them I mean you can't do the actual relationship part, I'm honestly...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 27 Responses Aug 19

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