Many people break their lives into before and after. A major loss, a medical procedure, an event so radically disruptive that it splits your life into two distinct chapters. The timeline of my life is punctuated by the first time I started showing schizophrenia symptoms. Before I suffered my first episode of psychosis at 27, I was a college graduate, working as a professional social worker, a homeowner, and going through the process of a divorce from my first husband. I was outgoing, I laughed easily, I had a good sense of humor, I went to parties, I made friends quickly, I was fiercely independent and capable.
Schizophrenia: Helping Someone Who Is Paranoid
Paranoid Schizophrenia: Definition, Causes and Treatment - Exploring your mind
I feel like a deer in the headlights right now. Sometimes he will tell me what the voices say, and other times he denies anything at all even tho I see him talking to himself. What do I need to be aware of? It can be a little daunting to start a new relationship with somebody, especially when you learn that they are living with an illness like schizophrenia. It's great that you're being proactive about things and reaching out for support early. Each person's experience of being a carer is unique and depends very much on the needs of the individual they're supporting.
Paranoid Type Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling. People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment.
The Schizophrenia. Here you'll meet many people who have schizophrenia, as well as parents , husbands and wives, sons and daughters, and many other family members and other caregivers and professionals. The discussion forums are designed as on-line support groups for anyone who wants to share their knowlege and experiences and learn more about schizophrenia and related issues. With over 49, registered and active users of these discussion areas you can be sure you'll meet other people dealing with many of the same problems and issues that you are. Many of the members here have ideas or experiences on what treatments or approaches work better than others.