Schizophrenia Poetry

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Schizophrenia Poetry

by: David Holloway

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Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects approximately 1 in 100 people. It is a disease that has no cure. 1 in 4 make a full recovery. The illness can be treated successfully with antipsychotic medication.

This application is a place of refuge, for those with similar backgrounds, who can share their experiences, and express their beautiful thoughts. Myth and social stigma has blighted perceptions of schizophrenia and those who suffer often say it is worse than the illness itself. The media and Hollywood inaccurately portray schizophrenia as split personality, namely because the word schizophrenia in Greek means 'split mind'. A reference to a break with reality. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is an unrelated illness.

Schizophrenics are widely believed to be associated as violent, which is untrue. Those with the illness are contrary to myth, more likely to be victims of crime. This application is a tool for poetry therapy, which helps people to understand their mental capacities, and to deal with traumatic experiences.

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*Browse Poetry and Art
*Submit Poems
*Enter Poetry Competitions
*Read Blogs and Poetry by David Holloway

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