Dealing With Schizophrenia Is Difficult At Best

February 26, 2015

szpnaI just can’t understand Dan. One day he’s nice, and the next he totally ignores me. It’s like he’s got a split personality, like he’s schizo or something.”

One person acting in totally opposite ways is what most of us imagine when we think of schizophrenia. But, in reality, schizophrenia is very different from these Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde conceptions. Here is what some persons with schizophrenia have reported about their experiences:

“I started to play checkers but could not go on. I was too much absorbed in my own thoughts, particularly those regarding the approaching of the end of the world.”

“I have never had a single moment in which I did not hear voices. They accompany me to every place…they continue even when I am in conversation with …