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I am the offspring of two schizophrenic adults.

BellamyBlakey

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And this has been a concern of mine for a long time. My father committed suicide due to our culture's 1920's view on mental illness (Zainichi Korean), and my mother is not med compliant but lives a somewhat decent life, decent by her standards.

I've got pretty bad anxiety, and some OCD tendencies. One of my biggest points of anxiety is developing, or already having, schizophrenia.

When I'm waking or falling asleep I'll mildly hallucinate, which I don't think is the same as what schizophrenic people deal with but I'm scared it's the beginning. Due to my PTSD I cannot sleep in silence. Sometimes, a random phrase from the shows I watch to fall asleep will repeat for what feels like hours until my half-asleep body rises and turns the TV off for a few moments or just shakes itself awake long enough to know it isn't real.

I'll also see bugs and random animals as I'm falling asleep and awaking.

It's been a stressor as of late. Because I would not want to have to deal with schizophrenia. Some of these things I find myself scared to bring up in therapy, especially since they're only happening during sleep.
 
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whatever you make of genetic and biochemical theories of schitzoprenia, i think you have to beleive in free will somewhere down the line

remember talking to some guy in a wheelchair about when i first heard this diagnosis of hebephrenic schitzoprenia i looked it up in a dictionary, it said an inevitable deteriation into complete insanity

the guy said he'd been given 6 months to live 3 years ago
 
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Part of me thinks genetics are a joke. The other part of me however is terrified.
 
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Hi,
I'm so sorry about your father, hope your mum will be okay and you.
Take care
 
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Part of me thinks genetics are a joke. The other part of me however is terrified.
i know when i broke down my parents saw the tutor at uni who said they only had themselves to blame, been strict catholics they went on a guilt trip and joined the national schitzoprenic fellowship that had been created as a response to laing and blaming the family

i admit for a while i was clinically ill and they'd take me to these meetings full of some seriously ill people i still have nightmares about them

and what can i say about my level of illness there was this guy who talked a word salad and didn't seem aware of it

when i ask drs about the past they don't say anything and i'm now in my 60s still out of work, more worried now about been declared fit or better
 
BellamyBlakey

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Hi,
I'm so sorry about your father, hope your mum will be okay and you.
Take care
My father was a good man. Thank you for your condolences. 🧡
i know when i broke down my parents saw the tutor at uni who said they only had themselves to blame, been strict catholics they went on a guilt trip and joined the national schitzoprenic fellowship that had been created as a response to laing and blaming the family

i admit for a while i was clinically ill and they'd take me to these meetings full of some seriously ill people i still have nightmares about them

and what can i say about my level of illness there was this guy who talked a word salad and didn't seem aware of it

when i ask drs about the past they don't say anything and i'm now in my 60s still out of work, more worried now about been declared fit or better
I am so sorry you have to go through this. I understand the nightmares too. They're all too familiar, schizophrenic or not.
 
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I have some pretty strong beliefs about where voices and hallucinations come from and none of those beliefs say genetics has anything to do with schizophrenia, I believe there will never be any markers found that will indicate wether someone will have the predisposition to get schizophrenia or not.

So just because your parents were diagnosed doesn't mean you're guaranteed to be at some point and that's the same if you have or ever will have children at some point in the future.

I'm the only one to hear voices in my family and still I haven't been diagnosed with schizophrenia by my mental health team and I've been hearing mine for three and a half years.
I class myself as a healthy voice hearer, I was diagnosed with having psychosis in the beginning but I see that as a temporary mental state rather than a persisting condition like schizophrenia and thanks to medication my psychosis may never return, I'm three years without a relapse.
 
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3 years?! That is really inspiring, congrats!!

My father had about 8 children, my mother biologically had 2. My younger brother? He's as 'normal' as can be and is a star athlete with a promising future. If genetics really made us predisposed to all this bad stuff, I think maybe he would be less... 'normal.'
 
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was reading new scientist in the library today, a no of years ago they said the current half life of genetic theories of personality is about 6 months, half life means every 6 months half are disproved, given enough theories some may last a few years
 
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