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What’s a common misconception about schizophrenia you wish was better understood?

Although we have learned more about schizophrenia in recent years, many misconceptions and myths about the condition still remain — most of which are really harmful to the public’s perception of the diagnosis.

What myth or misconception do you wish would be debunked? Share in the comments below. ⬇️

#AtypicalSchizophrenia #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Schizophrenia #MentalHealth #PTSD #Depression #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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What do you wish someone had told you about antipsychotics?

We know that treating schizophrenia can be complex, and that it may take some time to find the right treatment plan for you.

Have you ever taken antipsychotics as part of your treatment journey with schizophrenia (e.g., Abilify, Haldol, Rexulti, Seroquel, etc.)? If so, we want to hear about your experience.

What do you wish someone had told you? Share in the comments below. ⬇️

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Hostage Situation

It's taking me hostage,
It's broken my soul,
It's torn apart my body,
Has not left the mind untouched either.
It consumes my vision with darkness,
While enlightening my soul,
For I know I'm not alone.

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My experience with therapy and medications

So, I figured out that the best type of treatment for schizophrenia in the spectrum of hallucinations and abnormal physical experiences would be medications.

I went to a Temple Grandin event at school and, for those that don't know, she has Autism and is a celebrity in the world of mental health. She talked about giving control over your fears during the presentation.

In the case for people with Autism, something as loud as a vaccuum cleaner can create great distress. A person can overcome the vaccumm if they are allowed to play with it: turn it on and off. Gradually exposing and allowing control over the fear.

In the case of schizophrenia, medications allow control for voices. My medication did make my voices predictable. As I gradually, recovered they begin to fade.

Delusions, on the other hand, have remained with me for a long time. However, psychoeducational therapy is effective in treating it. A hearing-voices-&-seeing-things group builds mindfulness. Why? Because as people talk about their different explanations for their voices, they start to see that people's perception vary which can lead to questioning.

If something like believing in God was a delusion, it would be very hard to give up on it. People tend to sacrifice everything for their beliefs. As a result, medication, in my opinion, is not the best treatment for delusions.

I've learned that hospitalized individuals can refuse to discuss their delusions due to fear of being put on more medications. However, delusions are a memory that keeps reconstructing. The more people challenge it, the more people want to be the hero. Don't challenge someone's delusions and treat the abnormal experiences before dealing with unfalsifiable beliefs.

The truth is that challenging pushes people away. It leads people into believing in theories that are outside the norm. As a result, they seek other like-minded people on internet. And sometimes, other people take advantage of the mentally ill by making them think they can donate to a "good cause." #AtypicalSchizophrenia #Schizophrenia

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What was your schizophrenia diagnosis journey like?

Experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia can significantly impact and disrupt your daily life, but receiving a diagnosis can help reduce and ultimately alleviate your symptoms.

If you have a formal schizophrenia diagnosis, what was that experience like? For those still awaiting a diagnosis, what has your journey been like so far?

Share your experiences in the comments below. ⬇️

#AtypicalSchizophrenia #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Schizophrenia #MentalHealth
#PTSD #Depression

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What’s been your experience with side effects from schizophrenia medication?

The goal of taking prescription medication for schizophrenia is to manage and relieve your symptoms, but sometimes side effects can interfere.

In your experience, which side effects have been acceptable or tolerable for you to live with? On the flip side, which ones made you stop taking a specific medication or change up your treatment plan?

Share your experience with medication side effects in the comments below. ⬇️

#AtypicalSchizophrenia #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Schizophrenia #MentalHealth #SchizophreniaQuestions #PTSD #Depression #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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Anyone with disorganised schizophrenia without typical paranoia or hallucinations?

Nobody from my people around me believes me i have schizophrenia, cause i lack the typical paranoia and delusions. But ive got the diagnosis and i struggle with disorganized thoughts, negative symptoms and confusion.

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I'm not sure if I'm lazy or sick!

I'm a highly functioning human being. I do almost all the tasks that are supposed to be done by me. The reality of all this is I struggle too much. From waking up to going back to sleep, every thing is over whelming. All i want to do is to lie down all the time and just stay in some cold place. All my family members suffer from some kind of mental health issues. My brother is a schizophrenic and my father is bipolar. My mother has mixed anxiety depression.
I think maybe as I'm surrounded by them so i deny that i have problem.
I'm physically so sick. I have stomach issues.. i have migrain.. i habe ibs. I get panic attacks but even though all of this happens i still go to work. So i want to know if I'm sick or I'm just lazy??
There are days when I'm unable to go to work. I have done self harm but now i think as if i was seeking attention.
I have so much stress of working.. looking after my house.. every thing becomes a challenge
All my life i have been through so much trauma but its like I'm afraid of sickness.
Why do i think I'm an imposter?? #ChronicDepression #ImposterSyndrome #AtypicalSchizophrenia


LEARNING helped me heal from Schizo-Affective disorder

How did I recover from Schizophrenia? I’ve not fully healed, but I live a life I love and would like to share my story.

Eighteen years ago I suffered a terrible psychosis. My whole life and family were thrown into complete turmoil because of my mental illness. The time I spent in the mental hospital away from my newborn baby and husband was traumatic, it ultimately ruined my marriage, so on top of Schizophrenia I developed PTSD, anxiety, and depression.

It’s been a long, LONG, journey of recovery. Before my illness I had no trouble working or making money. I had just gotten married, life was so happy… then everything was very suddenly turned upside-down.

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