Imagine hearing a chorus of voices inside of your head at any given time of the day. Whether magnanimous or menacing, this group of voices can disrupt productive thoughts and daily activity. Furthermore, imagine that no one else can hear these voices, but you and that other people respond with fear or pity when you cry out for help. While it may sound like the plot of a horror movie, this condition is the reality for people with paranoid schizophrenia.
In my journey to treat chronic schizophrenia, I have encountered numerous hurdles, including anxiety attacks, stress problems, disrupted relationships, and negative reactions to psychiatric medication. Often, I believed that there was no answer, and I would need to simply accept the negative effects of hearing voices. Fortunately, my condition began to slowly improve with the discovery of mindfulness-based therapies and writing about personal and other paranoid schizophrenia stories. [Read more…] about How Mindfulness-Based Therapy Helped Me with Schizophrenia