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By Rachel Miller, Susan Elizabeth Mason

A different publication written via and for sufferers with schizophrenia, with contributions through psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social staff, and psychiatric rehabilitation staff. prognosis: Schizophrenia is meant to strengthen and develop the knowledge of this ailment, and to provide instruments for sufferers, their households, and people who supply therapy. Chapters 1 via 15 include own tales of sufferers with schizophrenia, detailing their own studies with the 1st onset of the sickness and dealing with indicators. different chapters offer info on drugs, social providers, and rehabilitation companies.

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S A M A N T H A : I was hospitalized for two months on Low III. In addition to being in a locked unit, they have this policy of status on Low III. You had to follow all their procedures. You start out with no privileges at all. You eat on the unit. You’re not allowed to go home. You’re not allowed to go out. At first I was uncooperative and I didn’t wish to take medication. Different doctors talked to me about my symptoms and starting medication. I was unhappy with my living situation. I would stand at the window and scream for no reason.

In addition to being in a locked unit, they have this policy of status on Low III. You had to follow all their procedures. You start out with no privileges at all. You eat on the unit. You’re not allowed to go home. You’re not allowed to go out. At first I was uncooperative and I didn’t wish to take medication. Different doctors talked to me about my symptoms and starting medication. I was unhappy with my living situation. I would stand at the window and scream for no reason. I was paranoid. I thought there was a man bothering me, which was probably part of my illness.

I was unhappy with my living situation. I would stand at the window and scream for no reason. I was paranoid. I thought there was a man bothering me, which was probably part of my illness. I just felt he was there to bother me. indb 16 9/26/10 8:09 PM in the beginning cation, participated in the activities, and slowly I earned my way up the status ladder. 17 Samantha At one time I had a misunderstanding with one of the staff. She had lied to me about something and I was so upset to find out she had lied.

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