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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 08:57 PM
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A video that shows what Schizophrenia is like..for the person with it.
Edited on Tue Jan-18-11 08:58 PM by undergroundpanther
This is a video that is supposed to show someone with no mental illness,or different DX's what schizophrenia is like during a psychotic episode.I think they are doing a "generic" psychotic episode on the video for educational purposes.
http://www.janssen.com/mindstorm_video.html

While watching the video I noticed that I experience similar phenomena,in my life to someone with schizophrenia.I have even been misdiagnosed with schizophrenia,and the doses of anti-psychotics they gave me was enough to put a hose in a stupor.The medications did not help me. I still "heard voices" . Later after many medication failures and failed diagnosis I learned the stuff I hear is because I have many selves co- existing inside this one shared body,I sometimes hear the different people 'inside' talking with me,each other or whatever.Sometimes I am present to hear it or not,and it does not upset me like it did,because I know who and what they are.I have some internal communication within sometimes not. It can get hellish inside here when conflicts arise,and I feel punches on the body,and there are wars and pain..and flashbacks,nightmares and blackouts fugues etc..It has distinct differences from the psychosis,but it also shares some of the symptoms too.


So,anyone with schizophrenia, IYO is this video like a psychotic episode like someone with schizophrenia experiences?
Is it accurate for what it is imitating considering the medium? Or is it not accurate ,or are they doing a cheesy job of it?

I just found it fascinating how this take on the inner "experience" of schizophrenia, actually overlaps with my own experiences with c-PTSD and being a multiple/DID.I was kinda surprised. However symptoms like the TV "reading my thoughts" or talking to ME,personally, isn't there .The the voices I hear are INSIDE of my skull,but when I trigger I have visual,and other sensations that are not there,I hear abusers taunting and threatening me ,my body gets frozen, shrinks,shuts down ,or I get cuts,forget to eat or drink or the insomnia gets really bad and my dreams intrude upon wakefulness.Sometimes time becomes messed up as in I think it's years ago or I feel it is a different season like summer and when I open the curtain I see snow...and wonder why.

So,anyone else here have DID? If you are ok with it, do check out the video,yourselves. what I am curious about is,does it seem similar to your experiences within, too? or not? I want to hear people's thoughts on this and how they perceive the video in relation to their own experiences with their own mental states.

http://www.janssen.com/mindstorm_video.html
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 09:45 PM
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1. Thank you for posting this
It's things like that that help people start to understand severe mental illnesses. The symptoms displayed in the video are similar to what I experienced when I was suffering from psychosis.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 12:02 AM
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2. So the auditory halicinations were saying stuff like "THE WEATHER IS GONNA GET YOU...
...YOU IDIOT!!!" :scared:
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 03:17 AM
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6. Not really that specific
But I did think that the people on the radio and the TV were either talking to me or about me, most of the time in some secret code that I had to figure out. And when I did figure it out it was always some mean or demeaning.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 12:03 AM
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3. That was disturbing.
:scared:
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 08:09 AM
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4. Thanks. We need to be educated
because we need to be ready.

Ready to be understanding of persons with such disorders, and maybe, thereby, to be more ready and able to help.


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postatomic Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 12:22 PM
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5. My hallucinations are so frequent
I've had voices scream at me. Very angry voices. I don't feel paranoid. I don't get any sense of fear from the hallucinations. My therapist was only really concerned about one visual hallucination I had. Actually - she is very spiritual and didn't consider it to be a hallucination. And I don't know much about DID. Seems like the treatment is difficult.

The loss of time is the most disturbing because it frustrates me so much.

Had read where many 'paranormal' and 'alien encounter' experiences are actually manifestations like that shown in the video.

More people should see these types of things. Thanks for putting this up.
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-11 11:30 PM
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7. I have bipolar and panic disorder and I've gotten delusional
It has terrified me. Another thing I have learned is most symptoms the bipolars can suffer are the same or slightly different that schizophrenics. And it depends on the type of psychotic symptoms. Where a bipolar can get grandiose and think they are Jesus and schizophrenic will have much more impossible delusions like thinking your teeth are receiving messages from outer space.

Also a big difference is anti-seizure drugs will help a bipolar but not a schizophrenic.

The last time I was heading into a horrifying psychosis it was gone with a big dose of Xanax and I was also withdrawing from xanax.

It's not fucking fair.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 07:10 AM
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8. that was really good information. Thanks for posting that.
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