Many people hear things that others can’t hear. These are called hallucinations, but for the person hearing them, they're real. Sometimes the voices can be terrifying. They're belittling and constant and overwhelming. They can be so loud it's hard to ignore them. Occasionally they even tell the person to do dangerous things. Voices aren't always… Continue reading Psychosis: dealing with the voices
Despite the fact that 1.5% of the world's population has this illness, it’s still little understood by the general public. Contrary to popular belief, Schizophrenia isn’t the same thing as multiple personality disorder. But if it isn't multiple personality disorder, then what is it? Schizophrenia in a nutshell If you have Schizophrenia or know somebody… Continue reading Schizophrenia
Understanding Psychosis. "Schizophrenia [like psychosis] cannot be understood without understanding despair." --R.D. Laing According to the latest definition in the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, psychosis is a “fundamental derangement of the mind (as in schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality especially as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior.” Have… Continue reading Have you ever been told your reality was defective?