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I Understand Schizophrenia

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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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    on exams and studying.

    ... How can a schizophrenic study, alot of people might think.If a schizophrenic could tell the difference between reality and what he thinks is reality, then studying would be easy. In fact, it seems as though some one who can study doesnt seem to have any thing more than...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F Mar 3

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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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    Is there no getting over it

    see the thing is i have suffered from schizophrenia for the past 10 years, is there no getting over it? i try to put it behind me, i try like really hard, and i have tried somethings atleast, like attend college. But the voices are always there saying things that make me want to...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Schizophrenics, when you get to know them,

    are always strong, smart people. Don't label schizoids as crazy.
    mariatheresae mariatheresae 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    Related Experiences

    I have overcome Schizophrenia!!! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Hello, I don't really know where else to turn at this point and I came across this website so here I am. I'm 24 years old and my sibling who is 29 has paranoid schizophrenia. She...
    shannankylei shannankylei 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    and is it bad that sometimes im in love with my schizophrenia? like so in love i never want it to leave me. and other times i feel like jumping off a cliff and having my brain...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Hello! Im CM Fajardo and I will share my short story to all of you...im 14 years old and also im a student.When I was 12 years old.Im always stressed and depressed,I cant focus on...
    CMFajardo CMFajardo 16-17, M Apr 5

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    The day I started smoking meth is the day I regret so much it triggered my schizophrenia at least that's what they say and ever since been battling it. Some days are clear but I...
    TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess 26-30, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have yet to see anyone about it or get an official diagnosis, but I think I have paranoid or disorganized schizophrenia. I have been experiencing auditory, visual, and even...
    e524 e524 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My grandmother is schizophrenic. I lived with her when I was young. She was afraid of me when she went into her episodes and she thought there was a demon living inside me. I spent...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I don't understand society today. I don't really even understand society for the last decade. I would say that I don't understand the society for the generation before me and...
    TreeBeard19 TreeBeard19 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am baffled by human behavior. Not all human behavior of course, but a lot of mundane stuff that people do commonly. I have trouble understanding why people join groups or why...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I don't understand why people have to so freaking cruel. I don't understand why people do the things they do I don't understand a lot of things but yet im still living. I hate...
    mizzcola17 mizzcola17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I just really wish that someone would understand us... Why do people act so bad about having more than one person in one body? Why can't people understand? Why do people shut us...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F Mar 27

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    I so wish we could create our own people. Then people wouldn't be so confused and lost. If we had someone there to tell us all the things we wanted to hear and mean it, that's the...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I don't think he understand or will understand. Me and my boyfriend were talking for a while before we started dating. He stopped talking a little in between because before we met...
    Weeedisahellofadrug Weeedisahellofadrug 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mom always says she understands what I'm going through. But really she dosnt. She might have gone through somthing sort of what I'm going through. But she hasn't gone through...
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I have this method of interacting and understanding people. It has a lot to do with music and how we consume it. Now, most songs (not all songs, I understand) have an intro...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I just need someone to understand me n what I go thru like a mentor or something like that I just started cutting n I have depression I don't talk to anyone bout it really bc I don...
    sillygirl008 sillygirl008 16-17, F Mar 27

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    Not only do I not understand dating, I guess I just don't understand people. Forget dating...Everyone wants to "hang out" at your house or text conversations! I mean really...
    BrandNewOne BrandNewOne 31-35, F Mar 28

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    I have had people tell me that I "need to stop being so blunt and telling it like it is because you can't say it that way to people cause people don't understand" , but that's what...
    Gravity949 Gravity949 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My husband is a workaholic. We've been together for 3 years. He was always a workaholic before but now we have our first child (4 months old) and it's worse than ever. He even...
    cmoral cmoral 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Girls are never interested for some reason. They always have someone else. And even when they say they do have feelings for me, they really dont. Ive always wanted a genuine...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    People don't understand me, Well I barely even understand myself half of the time lol. I feel like I have a reason for everything I do but I just don't know those reason just yet...
    iamj iamj 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I don't belong with people. They make no sense to me and I make even less sense to them. There are a special few who can deal with me in their presence. Those would be my friends...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    They said live life to the fullest not to the foolish. Hello experience project listeners and readers. This is BRATNER once again. In life there are some happenings that must be...
    BRATNER BRATNER 22-25 a week ago

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    (I am not saying all men are like this, but the general amount which is about 90%) Whats more to say but them?. They girls are hard to understand but i think overall it more...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am definitely a different person than anyone. I feel like I'll never have a true connection with another human being or have someone understand me. It sucks some days. But it...
    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have had many experiences in life that most people just would not understand or would judge me for. It makes me fear opening up to people. Even people who have sworn that they...
    keribaby keribaby 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Triggers are everywhere..they are like traps, and u must have a plan of attack. So many different options, questions, nuisances attack your mind all at once. It's about having a...
    Readytobedecisive Readytobedecisive 26-30, F Mar 21

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    nobody understands that I have respect for my boyfriend. it doesn't matter if he's long distance or not. it's still called cheating and not being faithful.
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 13-15, F Mar 21

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    Hi my name is Madison, I am looking for close friends who understand what I'm going through!
    wentmad96 wentmad96 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I don't need, 'I understand' stuffs or whatever, I just need help. In fact, I'm very confused and can't get along with my life if I don't get rid of my confusion. Second, I don't...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 16-17, F Mar 23

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    You can come up with a thousand different words and combine them in a million different sentences to try to communicate your thoughts and feelings but nothing speaks more so than a...
    HopelessWanderer88 HopelessWanderer88 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've been accused of manipulation by many of my peers. If you have read my previous experience, you would know that I mean no harm. My method had leaked and I've been accused of...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 16-17, M Mar 23

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    My best friend is homophobe and do not can not understand. I my self are not homosexual but I still cannot see any harm they are causing to society at large macro or micro!!!
    jordass jordass 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Jacob's Abstract Theory on the Relevance Between Music and People - find a song you like, preferably without lyrics. This song must have many moving parts, much like the human...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have different sections of my personality therefore it's hard to understand me. I also switch hobbies and interests quickly. I don't care/don't know what gender I'm supposed to...
    OooohJaime OooohJaime 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    "Be yourself!" Those optimists always exclaim. "Don't hold back who you really are!" Doesn't always apply. In order to lead a life which isn't shrouded with concerned faces, I...
    beatlegal beatlegal 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Hi. I'm new here, i kinda ran into the site when i was searching up some answers to somethings that has happened in my life. I'm trying to make friends that understand and can...
    dyingwish dyingwish 18-21, M Mar 27