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I Understand Schizophrenia

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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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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    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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    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 26-30, M Jan 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Our pastor through our last few teachings had posted questions in my mind I didn't understand. There are scriptures where Jesus says be careful not to make a VOW. Well to me when I...
    peanut1952 peanut1952 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    When I was very little I meet someone who was blind I didn't understand anything about blindness this person and I talked a lot he never told me to just go away and to stop bugging...
    DNDgirl DNDgirl 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Why once you understand something you have to realize you'll understand it differently in 5 years.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand...
    DNDgirl DNDgirl 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My mom has schizophrenia. She seemed to be doing fine lately but but recently my brother came to visit and he said that he caught her talking to a door. I wish my mom wasn't so...
    sailorindigo sailorindigo 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You didn't know it when you said "Hello." You didn't know that I thought about you afterwards until sweat beaded my skin and you didn't know that I wore myself out, thinking of you...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Most of the time, being alone doesn't bug me too much. However, I wish I could just find people that I genuinely connect with once in a while, whether it'd be with men or women...
    dude2278 dude2278 31-35, M a week ago

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    As much as I love Kurt and his music, I think I'm acting a lot like him. That doesn't have to be a bad thing but I think I'll end up like him, his fate will be my fate. I know how...
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Does anyone else have a problem of schizophrenia taking control of your mind and actions? Do you have any solutions for it?
    redbeefsteaktomato redbeefsteaktomato 36-40 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Lately, my schizophrenia has really been making me lose my mind. I already have so much on my mind, go away, please.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Jul 24

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    Everywhere I go I hear people talking about me. I know its probably just my schizophrenia but it still bothers me. Does anyone else have the same problem?
    redbeefsteaktomato redbeefsteaktomato 36-40 6 Responses Jul 23

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    I simply don't understand why I fall for the same crap. Me and my boyfriend were together 5 years then his dad got bald and we called it quits he cheated on me we were apart for 2...
    angellcagle angellcagle 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I think the problem is, a lot of times, parents don't try to understand. I don't think mine ever do. There's a video by a YouTuber called SuliBreaks, called "Parents are the...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I don't understand why you need to tell people their God doesn't exist when you should have full confidence in your thoughts. I don't understand why you need to defend the...
    OmegaJ OmegaJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 21

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    Most people don't really understand me....especially guys...they think am too innocent and they pretend and take me for granted.....it's very hurting.
    Lolubomi Lolubomi 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I want somebody who TRULY understands me, not somebody just nods and pretends to get me, that **** doesn't interest me one bit.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm hard to understand buy I feel so lonely because no one does understand me.
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I sometimes just don't understand how some people get away with bad behavior often.Is there something in them that lets people be scared to confront them?I wonder.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    You will not clearly understand anything until you actually know what it feels like to be in that specific situation.
    jakefr jakefr 13-15, M Jul 19

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    I feel like no one understands me, that as hard as I try to open up to people and trust in people, they just don't understand me. Maybe its because I am so guarded all the time...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I don't understand why people use a specific religion (Christianity) when referring to people's homophobia. What I mean is that there's homophobes out there who aren't Christians...
    HeyRainbow HeyRainbow 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I can't expect you to understand or even wish to understand but I sure can hope you try. Because effort is how you understand people around you and without some kind of effort in...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I want to start with a disclaimer: I am not being hateful and am trying my best not to be judgmental, so please don't attack me for my lack of understanding. I don't understand...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    you know ..(anyone dont understand you) is not really good feeling ..i guess i cant show my self very well
    CassieJess CassieJess 22-25, F Jul 17

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    I don't seem to like being tied down. I love the thought of being with someone but when it actually comes to it... I, you could say, freak out quietly in my mind. I reject anyone...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I'd rather have someone teach me why something went wrong and then get it right next time instead of already understanding why it went wrong but can't do anything about it because...
    SkyBeaST SkyBeaST 18-21, M Jul 17

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    It's so hard going through life knowing that you don't have anyone to talk to about how you feel. Every time I walk in a public place, I just feel like I am the only one who feel...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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