schizophrenia

My Schizophrenic Grandmother’s Footprints Are Just My Size

I had become utterly obsessed with the idea that the gene could ignite at any moment within my own body. As if the gene had preconceived notions or could sense a budding anti-establishment humor in me; as if I had already been fitted for the gene and the title to match, heavy indeed and without much say in the matter.

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I Have Paranoid Schizophrenia, And It's Nothing Like What You See On TV

"No one guessed that schizophrenia was the cause of my comments — or, at times, what some would call strange or unusual behavior."

I don’t look at all like the portrayals of these killers Hollywood never seems to tire of writing into movies and series. But I do have paranoid schizophrenia.

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I Have Paranoid Schizophrenia, And It's Nothing Like What You See On TV

"No one guessed that schizophrenia was the cause of my comments — or, at times, what some would call strange or unusual behavior."

I don’t look at all like the portrayals of these killers Hollywood never seems to tire of writing into movies and series. But I do have paranoid schizophrenia.

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I'm Coming Out: A Paranoid Schizophrenic Talks About Stigma

The ones who sneer, judge, and make ignorant comments (or worse) — they’re the weak ones. Not you.

I made the decision to come out of the mental illness closet and face the world without fear or shame. My son will grow up in a house that doesn’t stigmatize mental illness, but instead, strives to understand it.

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I'm A Paranoid Schizophrenic In A Happy Marriage

My wife is amazing. Her love and support help me have an easier time maintaining control — that’s what’s most important.

Aside from the usual stuff that normal people have to deal with on a daily basis, I have to constantly monitor my stress level, as it can cause my symptoms to act up. These symptoms can range from difficulty concentrating to hallucinations of bugs, lights, shadows, and even people if I get really bad. As you might expect, this can be tricky when it comes to relationships. Most people can’t let go of the fact that you don’t hang up your towel or do your share of the dishes. Toss in hallucinations? Well, let’s just say not everyone’s the most comfortable around me.

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What It's Like Growing Up Terrorized By A Brother With Schizophrenia

My brother, Frederick, was eight when I was born. I don't know if he was happy to have a sister or resented me being born, as it was difficult to get any kind of reading on what he was thinking or feeling. I never felt any love or affection from him — unless his way of showing it was through emotional and physical abuse.

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