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Should we rename schizophrenia?

Over at Medical Daily, Stephanie Castillo has written an article about how some researchers want to rename the illness known as schizophrenia with the hope that it would lessen the stigma associated with it. It has an excellent discussion of … Continue reading

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Why do only humans get Schizophrenia? Why not other creatures?

A really neat article from Scientific American caught my eye the other day. It noted that while certain mental illnesses could be, for lack of a better term, seen in animals, schizophrenia seems to have been a consequence of the … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia and Employment

At Psychcentral.com, Michael Hedrick discusses the struggle he and many others with schizophrenia face in trying to function in the modern economy. Excerpt: The economy is hard for everyone but it’s even harder for a young person with schizophrenia. A … Continue reading

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They are not just words

There’s an interesting end of the year article that came across my feed from NBC news about the harm that’s caused by our colloquial use of mental health terms to describe people in a pejorative fashion for abnormal behaviour. It’s … Continue reading

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Double Standards regarding Celebrity Culture and Mental Illness

It has been a busy time at work for me. I’ve had a lot on my plate socially as well. This story in Maclean’s by Emma Teitel was trending in social media a few days ago. A family member brought … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia suffering not limited to those with the illness

Schizophrenia is a hard illness to deal with. With that understatement out of the way, I’ll double down on it with “and it can be very hard on families, friends and caregivers.” My battles with my illness have not been … Continue reading

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Musing for the future

I know I took a long break from this blog. Forgive me, personal issues made it rather hard to post. Unfortunately, I can’t really go into much detail about it. Suffice to say I had a series of events that … Continue reading

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A long but good read

CNN has a very well done article and video about the story about the recovery of Will Bruce who killed his mother but was found not criminally responsible because he had schizophrenia. It’s a long but very interesting read. More … Continue reading

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Study: Schizophrenia is not incompatible with Happiness

Author’s Note: I know I have been on a hiatus from posting. I am hoping that I will be able to get back to this part time and will hopefully be able to elaborate more soon. This article at Health … Continue reading

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How can reality not feel real?

In my last post I talked a bit about an episode I had this winter. I was in a “safe” place at a friends surrounded by loved ones and I started exhibiting symptoms. First I was tired and dizzy. It’s … Continue reading

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