Managing schizophrenia is a significant challenge. The immediate people effected are the patient himself and his family. Though I do not consider myself to be 100% cured, yet I feel that I am content with my life. It is almost 10 years since I was admitted in hospital for my first break. I have learned
Here are short reviews on three movies on schizophrenia that I have seen. Oil on Water Best movie on the subject, though sad ending. It is moving and accurate. Official movies site is here and you can watch a trailer here. It is a psychological drama about a young creative couple, Max and Anna, whose
In this post I would like to clarify some points. I started this blog in April 2010. The primary aim was to speak my heart out. I was not comfortable with some comments of the psychiatrists. I have mentioned many facts in different posts that never arose in my brief discussions with psychiatrists. Yet they
I think this would be the last post on my illness. The main purpose of this post is to analyze myself with respect to the disease. I will also try to review my major delusions and clarify some points.
“Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.” R. D. Laing “Schizophrenics are probably the most isolated people in the world. They are also quite remarkably alike.” Anthony Storr “If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if
I had the first break of the disease in 2005. I remained admit in hospital for a year. I had the major relapse of the disease in 2009. I avoided getting admitted in hospital this time. One of the main features of this relapse was that I thought that even if I had the disease,
As I discussed in previous post that I somewhat self diagnosed my disease. The initial feelings were of both hope and despair. Initially I was very disturbed. The 2006 was very depressed year for me. The initial ray of hope was the life of Nobel Prize winner John F Nash. I read his interview from
The year 2005 was most psychotic year of my life. Without doubt 2006 was most depressive year of my life. The year 2007 was spent in coming to term with the illness. This post is an attempt to describe all those important but dormant years.
I was admitted in Hospital on 24 August 2005. Officially I remained in hospital for over a year. I received indoor and outdoor treatment. This was one of the most testing times for me. It was a crucial period of my life in every respect.
I was born on 6 September 1977. The 6 September is the Defense Day of Pakistan. My grandfather gave me the name Badar Abbas. The battle of ‘Badar’ is the first battle our holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) fought against the infidels and prevailed. These two facts had a great effect on my delusional thinking. There