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Old March 20th, 2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Read This ---> It Explains what Schizophrenia is.

Schizophrenia is a medical illness that causes strange thinking, strange feelings, and unusual behavior. It is an uncommon psychiatric illness in children and is hard to recognize in its early phases.

The behavior of children and adolescents with schizophrenia may differ from that of adults with this illness. Child and adolescent psychiatrists look for several of the following early warning signs in youngsters with schizophrenia:

1. trouble telling dreams from reality,

2. seeing things and hearing voices which are not real,

3. confused thinking,

4. vivid and bizarre thoughts and ideas,

5. extreme moodiness,

6. odd behavior,

7. ideas that people are "out to get them,"

8. behaving like a younger child,

9. severe anxiety and fearfulness,

10. confusing television with reality,

11. severe problems in making and keeping friends.

The behavior of children with schizophrenia may change slowly over time. For example, children who used to enjoy relationships with others may start to become more shy or withdrawn and seem to be in their own world. Sometimes youngsters will begin talking about strange fears and ideas. They may start to cling to parents or say things which do not make much sense. These early problems may first be noticed by the child's school teachers.

Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric illness. Early diagnosis and medical treatment are important. Children with the problems and symptoms listed above must have a complete evaluation. Usually these children need individual treatment plans involving other professionals. A combination of medication and individual therapy, family therapy, and specialized programs (school, activities, etc.) is often necessary. Psychiatric medication can be helpful for many of the symptoms and problems identified. These medications require careful monitoring by a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Parents should ask their family physician or pediatrician to refer them to a child and adolescent psychiatrist who is specifically trained and skilled at evaluating, diagnosing, and treating children with schizophrenia.
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Old April 9th, 2004, 06:21 AM   #2
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i have recently learned that I had this, I wouldn't listen to them before cause I didn't want to beleive, I'm kinda scared cause I don't like the meds they put you on, I've been on them before but didn't like them, thats why I stopped but all my stuff came back, but worse, I'm gonna try this one out but know I won't like it,

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Old April 9th, 2004, 06:57 AM   #3
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I hope it helps this time.
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Old April 9th, 2004, 05:59 PM   #4
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The meds aren't so bad once you get used to them. They really help me a lot.

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Old December 5th, 2004, 06:10 AM   #5
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Then you might be schizo like me

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Old December 21st, 2004, 04:02 PM   #6
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oh god, i think i might be too!!

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Old December 21st, 2004, 04:37 PM   #7
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If you think so you should get checked by a shrink doctor. The sooner you are on meds the better.

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Old April 1st, 2005, 06:27 PM   #8
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So Josh, What's your daily life like with being a schizo?

I hope you know, you're an amazing guy!
You're site has done wonders, you should be very proud.

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Old April 2nd, 2005, 05:11 PM   #9
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I wake up and take my meds before going to programs. Then at 10:30 I take my meds again.

Then at 5:30 I take my regular meds plus my bedtime meds.

At program I have tutors instead of regular teachers. I go to programs 5 days a week. Then I have the week end free and I get on VT and do my art lessons. I'm trying to learn to paint and draw.

Thats my life. Boring but I like it.

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Old April 2nd, 2005, 05:19 PM   #10
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It doesn't sound boring!
What are the programs like?

Sorry for so many questions.



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Old April 2nd, 2005, 06:32 PM   #11
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Its a treatment program for mentally screwed up people like me.

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Old April 2nd, 2005, 07:11 PM   #12
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But what's it like?

And just for the record, I don't think you're 'screwed up'.



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Old April 3rd, 2005, 04:45 AM   #13
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It has nurses to take carer of everyone and a few doctors drop in to check peoples progress.


Its a plce to park our asses to give families break.

Its better than a mental hospital but its still a treatment program.

We have a lot of group sessions to learn to deal with other people better especially regular people.

Most of us ride a van to programs. I'm 45 minutes away so its a long drive.

Its not much but its a home away from home. Besides its better than special ed. which is where I was in public school.

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 04:47 AM   #14
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I really like it there. I belong there and its the only place I fit in.

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 10:59 AM   #15
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I think everyones life is abit boring, we all have our routines.

Is it mostly teenagers at the programmes or is it adults?

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I mite have Schizophrenia. I have some of these:



1. trouble telling dreams from reality, X

2. seeing things and hearing voices which are not real, X

3. confused thinking, X

4. vivid and bizarre thoughts and ideas, X

5. extreme moodiness, X

6. odd behavior, X

7. ideas that people are "out to get them," X

8. behaving like a younger child,

9. severe anxiety and fearfulness,

10. confusing television with reality,

11. severe problems in making and keeping friends.

I X the ones i have so im not sure i have it! Hopefully not!!

I already go to a shrink for self harming, depression, and some other stuff but im over that now.
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Old June 30th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #17
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I think everyones life is abit boring, we all have our routines.

Is it mostly teenagers at the programmes or is it adults?
Its mostly teens but a few young adults are there too.

Its not a big plece, only a few schizos. My best friend is schizo and we hang out together.

A few young adults are separated from the teens.

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:10 PM   #18
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Like pinklink i have 7 symptoms of schizophrenia. Is that any cause to worry?
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Old January 4th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #19
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1. trouble telling dreams from reality, X

2. seeing things and hearing voices which are not real,

3. confused thinking, X

4. vivid and bizarre thoughts and ideas, X

5. extreme moodiness,

6. odd behavior, X

7. ideas that people are "out to get them,"

8. behaving like a younger child, X

9. severe anxiety and fearfulness, X i have anxiety attacks

10. confusing television with reality, X

11. severe problems in making and keeping friends. X

I have 8 symptons...
Is it pretty likely I have it?

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Old February 13th, 2006, 08:03 PM   #20
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My mom is Schizophrenic, so basically you can say I'm on the "front lines" when being on the other side.

Josh how old are u and when were u diagnosed?
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