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16.10.2022 14:32
It has been 17 years since I received my official diagnosis of schizophrenia, and I am pleased to say that my recovery is going well. However, there are days when I struggle and have to handle the symptoms of an episode. If I don't address them early on, these episodes can quickly spiral out of control. To manage my symptoms effectively, I need to be aware of my stress triggers and symptoms. How
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04.09.2022 10:38
In the first eight years of my life with schizophrenia, I only knew my own perspective. However, my understanding expanded after being hospitalized and experiencing two weeks in an in-patient locked unit. Following that, I attended outpatient care for two weeks, where I encountered others dealing with various mental conditions. As I shared my own experiences, people reached out to me with their
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31.05.2022 05:36
My mental health is a priority for me, especially since I live with schizophrenia. It's important that I am diligent in managing it. While receiving treatment helps with symptom management, I also take steps to care for myself and my mental well-being so that I can live a more fulfilling life. Living with Schizophrenia - Ashley Establishing a daily routine has proven beneficial in maintaining my
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10.05.2022 03:01
Being diagnosed with schizophrenia was a major shock for me. Over the years, I have come across various surprises associated with this disorder. Initially, when I received the diagnosis, I was completely clueless about what schizophrenia actually entailed. A Day in My Life with Schizophrenia The hospital ward psychiatrist diagnosed me without providing any explanation, which sparked fear within
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29.03.2022 15:49
During the pandemic, I found myself facing the challenge of managing my schizophrenia. Thankfully, my psychiatrist was proactive and helped me come up with strategies to navigate this new reality. One important change we made was transitioning from in-person appointments to scheduled phone calls. Although my doctor initially preferred face-to-face meetings, it wasn't feasible due to the lockdown
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26.12.2021 16:04
Living with schizophrenia can be incredibly challenging due to the stigma and discrimination we face. Society and the media often have a negative perception of people with this disorder, which can lead us to internalize these stereotypes. However, I have learned how to navigate these obstacles and it has been instrumental in my recovery journey. A few years ago, I participated in a Human Library
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14.12.2021 01:35
When the symptoms of schizophrenia began to manifest, my brain became incredibly active. At first, this hyperactivity was intermittent, but eventually, it became constant, disrupting my ability to sleep. My mind was overrun with racing thoughts, and as a result, I couldn't sleep or eat, leading me to experience a complete psychological breakdown. In an attempt to gain control over the
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01.10.2021 12:50
As I stared at the small, white pill in my hand, tears welled up in my eyes. The thought of flushing it down the toilet crossed my mind. What was the purpose of this medication? What did it mean for me? The idea of taking medication always made me feel like something was wrong with me, even though I didn't think there was anything. The first time I saw a psychiatrist, I was in a catatonic state
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08.08.2021 22:17
When you have schizophrenia, sometimes going to the hospital is necessary for your safety and well-being, regardless of whether it's your choice. It's ideal to voluntarily admit yourself to the hospital when needed, and being self-aware can help you recognize when it's time to do so. Experiencing a psychotic episode can be incredibly frightening. I had my first episode when I was almost 30 years
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23.06.2021 11:19
Throughout my life, I have experienced four significant hospitalizations linked to my schizophrenia. While one was involuntary, the remaining three were self-admitted. Reflecting on these experiences, I realize that there are certain aspects I wish I had known before admitting myself. I would like to share some valuable insights with you about what to expect and what you should be aware of.
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