Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, Second Edition, second editionA Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rachel Miller and Susan Mason

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231150415

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231150415.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Who Am I Now?

Who Am I Now?

(p.181) 15 Who Am I Now?
Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, Second Edition, second edition

Rachel Miller

Susan E. Mason

Columbia University Press

This chapter chronicles the volunteer contributors’ lives to date as they continue to live with their schizophrenia. Not all of the anecdotes here are “success stories,” however, as many of the contributors still continue to cope with symptoms and other issues. Some of them still engage in unhealthy lifestyles, or are still searching for medications that can work for them, or they may simply have trouble with feeling like “themselves” again. Many still experience breakdowns and struggle with “staying sane,” while others notice considerable improvements to their health over time. Overall, these are stories of people trying to move on and cope with the dramatic changes in their lives as a result of their schizophrenia. These are stories meant to reassure rather than inspire, to point out that there is a life and a future beyond schizophrenia.

Keywords:   schizophrenia, unhealthy lifestyles, medications, success stories, staying sane, breakdowns, health, future

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .