Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects about one out of every hundred people. There are many popular myths and misunderstandings about it. That makes it all the more important to get the facts straight. This blog is for anyone who has Schizophrenia or who has a friend or relative with Schizophrenia. Here you will find:
What it is like to have Schizophrenia
What may cause Schizophrenia
What can be done
What are the effects? What inner dynamics tend to develop?
Loneliness and isolation are big issues with Schizophrenia. Persons with Schizophrenia tend to find their symptoms getting worse around others, thus, prefer to be alone.
Frustration or anger is likely due to inability to do things they used to do prior to the illness, such as getting a job or having steady relationships.
Feelings of shame may surface, as well as blaming themselves and others for their condition. It is necessary to recognize that having Schizophrenia is not a choice, but an illness brought about by physical causes beyond control. No fault, no shame, no blame.
Next: Coping with Schizophrenia