please enlighten me…I need help
Medication, therapy. Good coping skills and a lot of patience. I’m sorry you’re suffering so much
give it time, time is a healer
I’m 55 years old. I was diagnosed with paranoid schiziophrenia when I was 19 in 1980. My case was pretty severe but when I was in my mid-forties some of my symptoms disappeared and some other ones became less intense,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Calmness, control, and time.
Music helps me with the voices, ice cream helps with the numbness, and of course, only time will tell.
Minnii you always have the perfect answers!
I’m 33 yo and diagnosed at 6-8 yo. My symptoms are severe. I’m hospitalized at least once a year. I just started CBT about two months ago now. I am slowly learning how to do this.
Being with good people who are supportive is important. For me, I like to research herbalism. I get so wrapped up in my studies and completely forget about anything related to schizophrenia. (Except for if I find an herb that calms the brain that might be good for some of my symptoms.) anyway, what I’m saying is find a passion and spend time on that.
Medication, I’m on three antipsychotics, one of them is an injectable.
I do yoga 6 times a week, for 40 minutes a day.
Mindfulness meditation for 15 minutes, twice a day.
Prayer to the Christian God, from a prayer book, twice a day, but also mental prayer throughout the day. And, Rosary daily.
Performance, for my own enjoyment, on a musical instrument (piano in my case), for 1 hour, 5 days a week, with weekly, one hour long piano lessons.
Regularly scheduled visits with my pdoc every two to three months, and I never miss an appointment. Appointments are more frequent if I relapse.
Regular volunteer work.
Ownership of a pet, (a cat, in my case), and his care.
Attendance at worship services every week (Mass in my case).
The reading of novels and non fiction books that interest me.
This is a formula that works for me. I am as normal as can be. Finally!!! After 30 years of torture from this illness called schizophrenia.
You’re absolutely right to say: Find a passion and spend time on that. Better yet, find many passions, and spend time on those. That is how to get well. That is how I did anyway.