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Living In Fear: Psychiatrist Shares Her Experience Growing Up With Schizophrenia in the Home

Dr Sanz

Dr. Luisa Sanz, founder of Mind Yr Life, grew up as the sixth of eight children in a low-income family living in a three-bedroom home. Her two brothers were both diagnosed with schizophrenia. Most of her early childhood and adolescence were draped in fear and violence. Decades later, Luisa’s eldest brother, Antonio has recently passed away after an unfortunate succession …

The hidden danger of the unstable mind

The hidden danger of the unstable mind When dealing with others we assume that they are mentally stable and that they are reasonable. The truth is that we never really know how mentally stable someone is until we get to know them better. Unless you spend a considerable amount of time with someone, you won’t really know how logical they …

Schizophrenia Notes on a recovery

Schizophrenia: Notes on a Recovery, by J.G.S.   Schizophrenia: Notes on a Recovery is the account of a recovery from a serious schizophrenic breakdown, and what the individual can do to help that recovery. It is short – just 58 pages – and not intended as an exhaustive explanation of schizophrenia. Rather, the book focuses on the mental approaches that …

schizophrenia facts

Facts about Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is often mixed up with Multiple Personality Disorder. Schizophrenia involves delusions and hallucinations NOT many personalities in one individual. This  misconception is often made by people who aren’t mental health professionals. Here are some interesting facts about Schizophrenia 1 person in every 100 will be diagnosed woth Schizophrenia at some point in their lifetime. Schizophrenia is 5 times more …

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Psychotic Depression

  Psychosis involves delusions, hallucinations and incoherent behaviour. When someone is experiencing a psychotic episode, they lose their connection to reality and experience delusions which as mistaken beliefs and hallucinations which involve seeing or experiencing something that does not exist in reality and only exists in the person’s mind. The person experiencing these episodes will believe that their delusions and …