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Ten Things I Hope For As Someone Who Has Schizophrenia

hope for people with schizophrenia

  1. Not to experience psychosis. Psychosis can be terrifying, and debilitating. Having an episode of psychosis negatively impacts every area of my life.
  2. To have a minimum amount of symptoms on a daily basis. No day is symptom-free for me, but some days I experience fewer symptoms than others.
  3. No need for a medication change. Medication changes can be scary and can bring on unfamiliar side effects. I hope that my medication keeps working without causing any health problems.
  4. My health doesn’t deteriorate by gaining a lot of excess weight, seeing my cholesterol jump over the healthy limit or becoming pre-diabetic (all of these are health risks from many of the popular antipsychotics ).
  5. No more loss of motivation. Some people with schizophrenia struggle with motivation and I find that I suffer from this symptom more and more with age.
  6. To halt my desire to socially isolate. Lacking the motivation to engage socially seems to be a symptom that gets worse for me as I age.
  7. To have the same doctor for a very long time. Changing doctors is extremely traumatic for me, and I want to keep the one I have for as long as possible.
  8. For there to be more understanding of schizophrenia and an end to the stigma.
  9. For someone to find a cure for schizophrenia.
  10. To find something to laugh about every day.

And you, what are your hopes?

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Ten Things I Hope For As Someone Who Has Schizophrenia

Rebecca Chamaa

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Chamaa, R. (2016). Ten Things I Hope For As Someone Who Has Schizophrenia. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 4, 2020, from


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