|09-12-2009, 04:56 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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There was a movie based on the true story of genius Nash called A Beautiful Mind. Here is the Wiki story on him. John Forbes Nash, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1959 he was committed to a mental institution. In and out of them for years. After 1970 he was never committed again. In the movie he cured himself by figuring out that the imaginary people never age. He got a Nobel prize in 1994. He is now 81 years old!
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|09-12-2009, 04:49 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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It can be managed with meds. However, many schizophrenics are resistant to taking medication, so it can be a problem. I read a great book by an M.D. on how -- if you just allow people w/mental illness to go through what they need to in a safe, non-judgemental environment -- they can often process it and come out on the other side. I would be skeptical about treating it w/meds alone -- I think it only represses it.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s son (Mark) wrote a book about gonig insane and coming back: "The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity." He had psychotic episodes, but I'm not sure if he was diagnosed w/schizophrenia...
Unfortunately, many people don't understand schizophrenia, and write-off people who are "crazy," so they often end up criminally prosecuted or committing suicide.
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