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An eleven page chapter from my upcoming book Psychiatric Tales, which will be out from Blank Slate in early 2010. Feel free to point out any errors or make any other comments.

1 schizophrenia

2 schizophrenia

3 schizophrenia 3

4 schizophenia

5 schizophrenia

6 schizophrenia

7 schizophrenia

8 schizophrenia

9 schizophrenia

schizophrenia 10

11 schizophrenia

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Re: As a family member of someone with schizophrenia...

I'm sorry you have had such a terrible time with your sister. But I have to say that you are mistaken in some of your assertions. A person with a serious illness of any type can alienate friends and family members.

In the last few years, I've cared for a couple of family members with terminal cancer, and I know from experience that they can indeed "refuse help and berate the people who offer it for hours on end;" "stop taking their medication every other week, forcing the people who care about them to check their cheeks every morning to see if they're not swallowing the pill;" and even "treat every contrary statement as an attack, and every attempt to support an intrusion."

Yeah... they make it sound like chemo is a walk in the park and a joy to go through.

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