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TOPIC TITLE: Parent with Schizophernia
Created On 3/6/05 1:37 PM
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ch
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3/6/05 1:37 PM
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Hi,
Is there any hope for someone who is in denial about their mental healh? What can I do for my mother who needs help?
Thank you in advance
 
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3/8/05 1:39 PM
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There is hope. I don't know much about Schizophrenia. Have you spoken to a psychiatrist? My grandfather, in his 90's knaina hara, started having dementia so UPON THE ADVICE OF A PSYCHIATRIST we put an anti psychotic pill in his drink at night. I'm not telling you to do this. I am just saying that perhaps a psychiatrist can help you.
 
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3/14/05 9:34 AM
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Can you get her to see her MD and then have him/her convince her to see a physchiatrist?
 
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ch
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3/15/05 9:51 AM
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The problem is shewont see a doctor at all. So we are not sure what to do.
 
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Dr. Lynn, Psy.D.
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3/18/05 1:18 AM
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Why won't she see a doctor? Does she trust any of her doctors? What symptoms does she have?
 
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3/18/05 7:40 AM
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Maybe you have a family friend who is a doctor, and you can get him/her to come to the house and speak to your mother?
 
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12/21/05 2:38 PM
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we shouldn't be so ashamed of schitzophrenia. and i say this to make you feel better: so your mom has schitzophrenia? big deal. a lot of people do. don't feel too bad. it will all be okay in the end, i really believe that. and you know what i saw last night? a report with barbara walters on heaven: where is it and how do we get there? it was very fascinating. and she said..heaven exists. but you have to believe it does or it does not-- to you. it's a personal thing with each person. you must believe, and believe it will all turn out okay-- it may be hard-- but often the hardest things for us to do are really the right ones, and the ones that are best for us. basically i'm saying, happiness will not exist unless you make it-- being happy takes work. but we are all different. if your mom has schitzophrenia, you should tell her not to feel bad about it, not to be ashamed. even though she is different (which we all are), if she really tries hard, she can find her own unique happiness, a potential we all have, no matter who we are. and you can too. often, when those close to us feel good, we do too. so convince her to try to be happy, in her own way, no matter how hard it is. because chances are, when it comes to being happy/trying to be, the gains far outweigh the cons. if you really try hard enough, hashem will see you are trying, and bless you with happiness. he has no choice. he has to. i really believe this.

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chocolatemoose sarag
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I have been in Denial , for many years but finally got help.
 
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rockybrown
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2/6/07 3:59 PM
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"chocolatemoose sarag" thats great that youve taken hold of youre life and are seeking out the help that you deserve.
my brother recently was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but my family totally doesnt have youre attitude atara. theyre all hush hush and talk sadly about my brother who is 23 and his future... but before he was diagnosed officially he WAS SICK as well, and now we just all know what hes sick with and are more aware. i wish my family had more of youre attitude atara that its nothing to be embarassed about.i think what contributes is the whole "under the carpet" attitude in the general ultra orthodox community.dont get me wrong im frum all the way but i still find that abit hard.
i think part of why my parents are secretive about it is because they still have to daughters to marry off. at first realisation of that i found it just plain - stupid but thinking twice, as much as it doesnt make sense and id wish it to be another way-thats reality.does it have to be that way though?


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RuchamaShayna
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1/9/09 2:00 PM
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Toxic Psychiatry:
Why therapy, empathy, and love must replace the drugs, electroshock, and biochemical theories of the “new psychiatry.”
by Peter Breggin, M.D.
Paperback published 1991 by St. Martin's Press

Toxic Psychiatry remains Dr. Breggin's most complete overview of psychiatry and psychiatric medication. It has influenced many professionals and lay persons to transform their views on the superior value of psychosocial approaches compared to medication and electroshock.
 
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