A Surprising 7 Facts About The Mind Of A Schizophrenic

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Schizophrenia is an intense and unforgiving mental disorder whose symptoms can include everything from abnormal social behaviors, to hearing voices, and not knowing what’s real. It often accompanies other, less severe mental conditions like depression and anxiety. Needless to say, the sum of these disorders can be hard to deal with. 50 percent of those diagnosed with schizophrenia also struggle with substance abuse as a means to cope

But there are some who have turned to something far less harmful to cope with their condition: art.

The following pieces were created by people suffering from schizophrenia. While some of them may be disturbing to look at, for their creators these works help to visualize the unrest in their heads. This makes the harsh consistency of their thoughts a little more bearable.

1. “Electricity Makes You Float” by Karen Blair, a woman living with schizophrenia.

"Electricity Makes You Float" by Karen Blair, a woman living with schizophrenia.

2. Notice the variety of moods, the cyst-like creatures growing out of this man’s head, representative of the confusion schizophrenia can sometimes bring.

 Notice the variety of moods, the cyst-like creatures growing out of this man's head, representative of the confusion schizophrenia can sometimes bring.

3. These two photos were done by an unknown schizophrenic artist trying to capture the abstract nightmare of his thoughts.

These two photos were done by an unknown schizophrenic artist trying to capture the abstract nightmare of his thoughts.

4. This does look like a nightmare

This does look like a nightmare.

5. This insanely intricate drawing was done by Edmund Monsiel, an artist in the early 1900’s believed to have been a schizophrenic.

This insanely intricate drawing was done by Edmund Monsiel, an artist in the early 1900's believed to have been a schizophrenic.

6. This drawing was found in an old asylum, its artist was a paranoid schizophrenic.

This drawing was found in an old asylum, its artist  was a paranoid schizophrenic.

7. A nefarious depiction of the affliction by Erik Baumann.

A nefarious depiction of the affliction by Erik Baumann.

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