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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want a girlfriend who also has schizophrenia. That way we can both understand and be there for each other. That'd be nice.
    TNDO95 TNDO95 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 11

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    Have had schizophrenia since I was 11. Wasn't diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia until I was 30. Long story short. Stopped taking meds and appointments two years ago. No...
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 10

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    i am a music ed major so i have to take 4 aural skills classes. my exam, i was able to get put off until january because of my illness interfering with the class. it doesnt bother...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My mother used to be so loving and showed affection towards me and my siblings when we were younger. After we began to notice my mom was a hearing things no one else heard and...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I didn't think it was even possible to diagnose anyone under 20 with schizophrenia, silly me. I finally consented to a diagnoses after my 9 year counselor told me it was smart to...
    CrystalBlueAngel CrystalBlueAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    When I first started hearing them they inmatated voices I knew so I was confused to as when it actually started but then I started to think I was being stalked by people and they...
    CopeWithMe CopeWithMe 22-25 4 days ago

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    My brother has catatonic schizophrenia. He was 16 when he was diagnosed. He had a catatonic episode- his body was shutting down and he was 2 hours away from slipping into a life...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yeah I do, I was diagnosed with a mild form of schizophrenia several years ago. It's hard when in my real life I can't speak of it. I've tried many medications but have found I...
    burnout96 burnout96 16-17, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I wish I could understand why my husband has the need not to talk I just don't get anything anymore I cant understand if you leave another person don't that mean you want to end...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I dont understand why you had to pull me in with your eyes or why u pulled me to the side and held my arms down while you gently kissed my neck. I dont understand what made you...
    glittz101 glittz101 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Did you have stuffed peppers with mash potatoes and baked beans for dinner on March 19, 2013? No? Than don’t tell me you know me. Don’t tell me you know what it’s like...
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I am understanding. I did some research and I'm understanding the value of patience and getting to know someone. Sometimes I think I use the title of bf and gf as a crutch that...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Nov 28

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    Nobody is in this group :) but just in case any body drops by-- 1. Being in love is the same for men and women .. Women and women .. Men and men.. So what's not to understand...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    If you were about to take a final exam, would you have more hope or more fear if you didn’t understand any of the questions and you had not prepared for the test at all? I think...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't understand many things but I Trust God and know that He does. God is greater than all and His ways are above my understanding.
    savedbygrace0 savedbygrace0 46-50, F Dec 2

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    I think I understand them then I'm like ... Wtf the next minute .... I doubt I will fully understand men...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 15

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    hes so close to me, he stares into my eyes every time he talks to me and always teases me. everyone says how when im not paying attention he looks at me and smiles, and always...
    believexo believexo 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    As I'm sitting this house wondering what going to happen in my later life. As right now I do not understand myself because there so much stuff that I wanted to do. Well I can't do...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    I don't understand why most of the people choose the jobs that they dont even like just to earn lots of money, i mean they are going to spend the half of they're life working at...
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F Nov 27

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    Most individuals dream an offshore bank account as actually rooted in an island somewhere in the caribbean. On the other hand, often times there are banks that happen to be in...
    Darronbanki1 Darronbanki1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I am about to open my heart completely in here. Today I am living one of the worst days of my life and yes. It's depression, this ghost that has been haunting my life for a long...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    what? really? why don't he understand after all he's my father! it feels ridiculous when things go really well and all of a sudden someone close to you ruins your happiness. me...
    CuteButterflyGirl CuteButterflyGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    The cracks are hidden, so well so that no one can see them, not even the closest of people. The lost time, the triggers, the visions, they are suppressed. It is as though there was...
    thatguydavid thatguydavid 31-35, M Nov 30

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    i cant understand girls or women, i did tried alot but failed
    newbeginningforme newbeginningforme 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 1

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    The major thing I don't understand is there thoughts and judgements. Like I saw someone's post about people who like the same gender. It started out as a nice post, saying it doesn...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2

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    no one seems to understand me
    conf19 conf19 26-30, M Dec 4

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    Again, I don't understand how people think, like the word "naughty" I knew it meant bad. Like yeah obviously that's that. But it can be sexual too? Idk how being bad is sexual. But...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    1. If a person laughs too much, even at stupid things, he is deep lonely inside. 2. If a person sleeps a lot, he is sad. 3. If a person speaks less, but speaks fast, he keeps...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5

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    What in the world is happening to us right now. For crying out loud we live in 2014 why is racism still a thing?!! All I've heard this month is about cops killing blacks. And yes I...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    im Christians, and dont believe gays go to hell seriously, I have don't understand people anymore, how ignorant and stupid they can be. I myself am bi, and I dont believe paul...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I know that a lot of people didnt understand me and think that i made it all up, but i met all of my life abusers and bullies. From my childhood i was bullied. At school teachers...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 3 Responses Dec 8

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