Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource for by Rachel Miller, Susan Elizabeth Mason

By Rachel Miller, Susan Elizabeth Mason

A distinct booklet written by way of and for sufferers with schizophrenia, with contributions by means of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social staff, and psychiatric rehabilitation staff. prognosis: Schizophrenia is meant to advance and develop the knowledge of this ailment, and to provide instruments for sufferers, their households, and people who offer remedy. Chapters 1 via 15 comprise own tales of sufferers with schizophrenia, detailing their own reviews with the 1st onset of the sickness and dealing with signs. different chapters supply info on drugs, social prone, and rehabilitation prone.

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The voices in my head were telling me when to say yes and when to say no and when not to say anything. They put me on Prolixin the next day. I don’t know how long it took to get better, but I was in the hospital for six weeks. We played games and talked. We just got better together. S H A R O N : It all started one snowy day away at school when I was nineteen. I did a flip on my bed. I don’t remember clearly, but it was like a dream. They told me if I didn’t get help they were going to terminate me from school.

When I looked up I saw my mother. I smiled at her. I couldn’t touch her. I couldn’t hold her. I couldn’t kiss her. But I knew she was my mother. People told her not to come up in all the snow because I wouldn’t know her, but she did. 9 Sharon I went home with my mother for a few weeks. The second day home I couldn’t walk and I was foaming from the mouth. My mother took me to a local hospital and [the doctors] told her that the hospital upstate had given me an overdose of medication. They gave me the right dosage of Haldol and I was able to go home to my mother’s house.

Miller, Dr. Gunduz, and Dr. Becker. I didn’t know what was happening to me. I just thought that I did something bad to my niece and nephew. It was not until I got out of the hospital that my sister and mother told me I didn’t do anything bad at all. indb 6 9/26/10 8:09 PM in the beginning caused me to think that. J A M E S : I was twenty-two three years ago. I was confused. I didn’t know what was going on. I thought my grandmother and my grandfather were trying to drug me with food. I always knew the feeling of being confused, but this was heightened.

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