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I Understand Schizophrenia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Im tired of everything. It seems like no one understands me. I got friends but i still feel lonely most of the time. Theyre only good for hang out and stuff, but idk, i feel like...
    Nubeeh Nubeeh 16-17, F 2 Responses 34 mins ago

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    My therapist doesn't understand how I can go through every day without people noticing my symptoms but the truth is I have huge issues with dissociation I don't talk to her about...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I posted this on my tumblr account, I want someone's opinion or at least something about this. - I went to the clinic two days ago, after the physical exam I talked to the doctor...
    1221am 1221am 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really can't understand religion. As a person who wants to understand everything and wants to understand why other people think and act the way they do, I have done a fair bit...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hey all, just wanna write about my feelings. I found the right group to convey what I am feeling. In my life, I have found very few who really understand me. I sometimes feel...
    alexmatilda alexmatilda 31-35, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I truly understand now what that woman meant. I was never apart of this family to begin with. From the day I was born I was hated. From the moment I was born I wasn't expected to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I really, REALLY don't! Sure we all have our problems and struggles. I would think people would want to be better instead of horrible to others considering what they've been...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 29

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    I don't understand why my mom can't just let me be! I mean, can't she understand that I STILL HAVE DEPRESSION! AND that it isn't that simple to just wave my magic ******* wand and...
    odeybelle odeybelle 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    i wish i had someone understands what im going through and what im feeling right now. I had a family issues i was mentally disturbed since my dad left us.But i tried hard to...
    dazzlingheart dazzlingheart 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is funny..life..people..trust..happiness..sadness..the moment I think I understand I find myself in the next moment utterly lost...trust is earned not given..happiness is...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I don't understand why it bothers people. I'm not a christian so don't take what I say as me trying to be rude when I say this...I know that its supposedly wrong to be anything...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Why do people pick and choose who they can "judge"? I really can't stand some people that think that it's okay to judge a rapist, a theif etc but when it comes to other issues like...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 28

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    People seem to lecture, poke fun or correct a guy who wants to know more about psychology and the psychology of women and relationship.When I really got serious about research was...
    EmptyBlack EmptyBlack 31-35, M Mar 29

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    I don't understand why people have casual sex. And I don't understand why men think it's cool that they've slept with a lot of women
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I've always thought I'm a friendly person. I can say I am a person that is loyal to my friends. I often try my best to understand them, being there for them. In this case I'm gonna...
    venusaquila venusaquila 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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...
    tweetysweety1 tweetysweety1 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I often wonder why... not simply about life and its experiences, but why I feel the need to understand. My mind is much like a revolving door, the things I don't have answers for...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Well certain people :P So some people are just so happy and cheery. Even like some people seem so happy through messages and I just don't understand how. Like there is this guy...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I understand why and all. But i dont understand why my family wont accept me. Im so different. I listen to different music. I date different people. Im interested in different...
    ILuvAugustAlsina ILuvAugustAlsina 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I don't understand some people. I can totally understand if you want a pretty beautiful girlfriend. okay fine. but her attitude has gotta be tally with her looks if by any chance...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F a week ago

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    I started not understand myself.. I don't understand how everyone in this school is so good and I always misunderstand others... they hav no hidden desires, nothing ... and my...
    memeyana memeyana 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The only people that understand me are the japanese.
    MyLifee99 MyLifee99 13-15 Mar 18

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    I don't understand how someone being happy and loving someone hurts them so much
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I don't understand dudes on EP. More than most suddenly have this confidence they don't have in their real lives. Trying to hit on women on this site in the public comments are SO...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I don't understand this girl shows me her thong while going up the stairs. Some times it's accidental but for the past week this girl has been waiting for me to start going...
    Hereforlols Hereforlols 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I don't like judgemental people, yet at the same time there must be a reason they judge people like that so I would try and understand why. I will not attempt and change them if...
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I seriously don't understand these people, waste of oxygen
    Gayooshit16 Gayooshit16 16-17, F Mar 22

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    Why? Why do I still love this girl after I told her to **** off and to never talk to me again in such burning rage? Why, after all the pain she's put me through, why do I still...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22