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my son has schizophrenia. I really don't believe it is in some cases genetic. I think my son got this from brutality at school. He was a sensitive child and was picked on so so much that his nervous system couldn't take it anymore. He takes his meds now but still talks to himself and laughs, is very happy. I think he went into this other world in order to escape reality. He didn't cause it, don't get me wrong, but his body mechanism just couldn't handle the outside world anymore. He is beginning to trust again now that he has been out of school for about 7 years. I believe the trust he is building will someday bring him thru this, there is no power stronger than love.
My goodness Cammie , how do you even begin to survive this ? It is so hard just to help my son. I really think I was at one time going into that stage, but I worked so hard in reliving my past and sorting it out in groups that I began to feel better after 5 years of hard work in letting go of the past. I really do believe this diagnose has a lot to do with our emotional life and how we see ourself. This is only an opinion or theory, but so is the genetic theory. My advise to you is to think good thoughts, rise above and and then you will be a great advocate for the others. So sorry to hear this. Hang in there it's gotta get better for you dear.
[QUOTE=livelife51;3809747]my son has schizophrenia. I really don't believe it is in some cases genetic. I think my son got this from brutality at school. He was a sensitive child and was picked on so so much that his nervous system couldn't take it anymore. He takes his meds now but still talks to himself and laughs, is very happy. I think he went into this other world in order to escape reality. He didn't cause it, don't get me wrong, but his body mechanism just couldn't handle the outside world anymore. He is beginning to trust again now that he has been out of school for about 7 years. I believe the trust he is building will someday bring him thru this, there is no power stronger than love.[/QUOTE]

I know someone whose son has the same situation. He had head injuries from the peer abuse which probably caused physical damage. I was also attacked in a similar manner, because I was "different". Head bashed into ground, walls, etc. Somehow I ended up functioning mostly OK till now 20-25 years later, but have had a hard time trusting and have to always look over my shoulder. 20 years of anxiety attacks is not fun. Now with my own kids that have their own issues I sort of have had problems - couldn't take the stress. Now am on Symbyax and its helping me function again. PTSD is still there but now can be dealt with in therapy. I guess I am lucky my similar experience didn't leave me stuck in a dream world, given my strong family history of schizophrenia.
So positive and negative: maybe with new meds your son will move closer over time to seeing reality better. But also problems can be brought out by new stress many years after the brutality occurred. With all the violence in TV and movies, victims of real violence are constantly reminded.
Good luck.
Genetic or not?
Not really sure if what is causing our mental illness. Just trying to cope and over come it the best way i and my kids can. Thanks for the stories and replies god bless from Oregon:)





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