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Athlete2012 Athlete2012 18-21, F 11 Answers Sep 2, 2012 in Depression

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I would tell my family. That disease is difficult to live with and any extra support is great. *hugs*

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I think it would be helpful, if they are supportive. If you don't tell them, they can't be supportive, right?

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If you really 'have' schizophrenia your family already knows, though they may use a different term.<br />
Tell them immediately.<br />
I'm a bit skeptical of the diagnosis, however. 'Depression' and schizophrenia are quite different biologically. Although depression is sometimes a consequence of schizophrenia. Also, the schizo diagnosis is never made with out reference to a secondary, desc<x>riptive diagnosis. <br />
I'd get a second opinion and do it quickly.

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if they hate you anyway, why bother? but if you might be able to count on them to be supportive, then by all means

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Family are important. Talk to them. Help them to understand you.

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Tell your family. They need to know.

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Tell them but don't expect miracles . Unfortunately family can't really understand unless they've been there , no one can .<br />
Find a support group as well . <br />
My family mean well but they have made it worse at times .

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Ya i think you should. Its important for them to know their support can help you a lot, trust me i know.

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Are you going to change or is it an excuse?

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Mental illness is as much a choice as your stupidity is .

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