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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.
[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.
Thank you so much for replying to my message, you are the only one that replied. Am glad to hear that some people out there know what I am talking about. It is very sad that our country do not recognize mental health as the same seriousness as physical health. I work in an assisted living and several there have alzeheimers, my co workers constantly say "they are crazy!" I hate the word and I cater to the ones that are nervous and have alzeheimers more so than the ones that are calm and have a fairly happy life. Makes me wonder why health care workers are not trained more in behavior health than just the physical. No matter if you are not working in a mental health ward there are people every where with mental issues. They need to be loved and recognized that they are not acting out just to get attention. I have even had my boss to say, just leave them alone when one was having a severe panic attack, Their exact words were," they are just faking being sick", can anyone believe this or has anyone experienced this working in the health care field?? I am by no means super woman but I do and will always be kind to people that are not as equipted as others with a clear mind and their nervous system is shot. I find that the power of love heals and goes really far, even if it is one of me, I will fight it to the end when someone with a mental illness or alzeheimers are mistreated. I deal with this daily. Even when I am off from work I worry that those are being mistreated. Maybe had I not had a son that has this problem and I myself have had terrible anxiety in my own life , I wouldn't know to be so sensitive to their problems. But this is not a joke with people. I find also that laughter is such a good medicine, and if I can get their mind off of themself and laff about something ridiculous than that is my goal. I would love to hear other comments on this matter , if anyone else experiences ignorant people treating the mentally challenged in this manner. Thanks
My mother has schizophrenia and on my fathers side my grandfather, uncle and cousin have schizophrenia as well (My uncle and cousin who are diagnosed are not father-son). My maternal grandmother has been living with alzheimer's for the past 8 years. My paternal grandmother developed dementia but that was later in her years shortly before she passed away.
Mental illness does not just effect those who are diagnosed with it- I, myself, have never been diagnosed nor shown symptoms of a mental illness but have seen/felt the outreach of its effects. At times it was very hard to grow up with a parent suffering from mental illness (especially since my parents are divorced so for the most part it was just my mom, my younger brother and I). And not just hard on my brother and I, I know it was hard on my mom too.
But in the end I wouldn't change anything or anyone- I love my mom and the rest of my family for who they are and continue to try to give love, support and understanding.
Quane,your emotional and physical support for your family is so nice to see. You love is very honorable, and your understanding is pricless. Bless you for your big heart:angel: Not everyone see's this mental illness the way you do.
It gives me hope for my own battle with scitzophrenia.
Take care, Camie





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