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What does Schizophrenia look like?

Discussion in 'Psychosis and Schizophrenia' started by mac chgo, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. mac chgo

    mac chgo Newbie

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    My dear brother has been dx w schizophrenia. There are times when he is fine - seems well grounded, and there are times when he is angry, threatening violence, fantasizing, and frightening. Is that to be expected? I have a sister who says since he promised not to do this again, we are done w this behavior. I have another brother who says he cannot ever control this. Another sister says he's just manipulating us. My heart goes out to my brother. I know he didnt choose this, but since he has beaten me up in the past (not severely) in a sudden out- burst of violence, I'm kind of scared of him still. What do you think?
     
  2. forGod1

    forGod1 Newbie

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    Schizophrenia is a scary illness, and isn't always as easy to treat as people seem to always to suggest. Some people are lucky, some people aren't.. I know a schizophrenic who is quick to anger and his anger even scares me. You may very well have reason to worry about your own safety.
     
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    :thumbsup:You are a truly patient person.
    People with this illness do things that they normaly wouldnt.Everything to them appears to be a threat and they feel so alone.Your brother is lucky to have someone like you there for him.It has been said that one of the best things for someone suffering from schizophrenia is understanding and support.

    That being said you should take measures to protect yourself until he is medicated.:(
     
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    schizophrenia is where someone is paranoid all the time and maybe has delusions. Sometimes they have voices that tell them to do violent things. The stigma that mentally ill people are dangerous has some truth to it, but most of the time the illness in itself doesn't cause a person to be dangerous. Typically, though, the rule of thumb is that if they are medicated they will be fine, and if someone with the illness is not medicated or treated in any way they will act potentially rude or maybe violent if you scare them too much.
     
  6. vinigar

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    I have schitzophrenia and believe it to be demon spirits, in fact i'm sure of it. It is the severest thing constantly being tortured. I tried med's, they do nothing. Many on the public forums also believe it is demons. Wish we could prove it......
     
  7. katiemate

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    What is helping me schizophrenia:

    God
    Prayer
    Listening to worship music
    Praising God
    putting it all in God's hands and learning to trust Him. Trusting that He is renewing my mind.
    Being willing to receive God's love, forgiveness, grace, through Christ.
    Reading the bible and proclaiming the truth out loud
    Reading and speaking psalms, hymns during attacks.
    Joyce Meyer teaching cd's
    Medication
    DBT Therapy
    Trusting who I am in Christ and trying not to look too much at how I am manifesting at this time.

    What is helping you guys?
     
  8. vinigar

    vinigar Newbie

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    I have tried all of that already, this is very serious. I see the evilest things, they look like satan in a black suit, and I have seen evil-looking beings cloaked in black. I have also seen what appear to be non-humans, they are floruesent brown beings, no clothing. I also see people, many different people. I know this sounds crazy, but I am perfectly sane. And spirits speak through me, I can feel them inside of me on occasion. They say I am a ghost-computer, I dont know what that means, or if it is just another of the lies they speak, they claim I should be dead already, I believe this is true. I trust in Jesus and God and cannot take this constant torture, but try to endure. Recently my radio has started making static noises without being turned on.
    And something scratches at my window with claws, or long nails. Somehow my daughter has discovered that she know it is spirits, she does not live with me, but for some reason she believes she has no free will, thinks she is being puppetmastered, but does not know why she thinks this. She does not suffer from this, but on one occasion when she was driving, she fell asleep and someone tapped her on the shoulder and woke her up. She was alone in the car. I also suffer from spirits tapping me, pushing me among other things, they do physically afflict me constantly. They bang on the walls and only one time moved an object. It all sounds like insanity, but if you spoke to me in person, you would discover me to be sane and good-natured.
    I am scared, to say the least. I often listen to gospel music, but on two seperate occasions heard the same Michael W. Smith song being sung either in a foreign language, or sung backwards. My voices claim that the devil is in music as he is in electronics, they say electronics are unnatural and that it is unnatural to, as they say, murder your minds with music, quiet is natural, not the constant blaring of t.v.'s and music. They say the devil is the author of the internet. I know the Bible says there would be a sudden increase in technology in end times. Yes, Christian sights are on the internet, but how many are being destroyed by the porn sights and occult sights, particularly kids. This is something people should think about, my voices often lie, but on this issue I believe it is the truth.
     
  9. muarader64

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    The Bible can be dangerous in the hands of a schizophrenic, and can drive one mad. I wouldn't recommend too much of it for one, especially if you're in isolation/have no friends.
    Shoot, the voices TOLD me to read the bible, and I fell into having such delusion, that even my pastor couldn't break me out of it. Your reality can warp to feed the delusion even! There is a God and Jesus Christ indeed, and there is also the devil. Pray the Lord doesn't remove his protective hedges from round bout you!
     
  10. drjean

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    First let me say that I do not suffer with any form of schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, but am posting to offer support to those who do, or to those who have a friend or relative who does.

    I really think--imo-- that this is one disorder that truly does require medication. The thinking process appears to be so vibrant and real to the patient that they will do really dangerous and bizarre activities. The medication helps turn down the voices and miserable self talk too.

    One of the main problems with someone who suffers with this disorder is in the area of medication. Many will not even try any medication, and this is sad. Then, those who do try the medication, while experiencing good results overall, may suddenly feel as though they are cured and don't need it and quit taking it. At that time they fall back into the pit of the disorder again. :(

    My heart and prayers go out to you...and ask that God give you more clarity of mind than not. I have won people to the Lord during a time of lucidity...and we all must do our best when we can no matter with what we suffer. [​IMG]

    Here's a free schizophrenia screening test online that you can use or give to someone who is suffering but may not want to see their MD. http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/schizophrenia.htm (Hopefully if they score high they WILL go see their MD and treat this as soon as possible.)


    And the link to the National Institute of Health's page on schizophrenia. It is rare in children, tends to show up in ages 20-35 and is rarely diagnosed as late as age 45. :hug:
    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/complete-index.shtml
     
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    I have been on medications, abilify, respiridone, they do nothing............
    Schitzophrenia is of the devil.
     
  12. drjean

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    :hug:

    Well yes, in one big sense all maladies are of the devil, having come from the original sin/ fall in the garden. :( God will heal us all soon! :clap:
     
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