Rondal C.

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Member Since: Sep 19th, 2016

Living a full life with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia - 360Interviews

Part 10: The First Night in the Hospital

Rondal talks about his first night in the hospital after being admitted.  He remembers feeling uncomfortable while meeting with doctors and nu...

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Part 11: Family Connections

Rondal talks about how his aunt has struggled with mental illness, which likely made it difficult for his father to escort him to the hospital.

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Part 12: No One to Blame

Rondal talks about his father's apparent guilt about the diagnosis and substance abuse issues.  He would ask Rondal questions in an effort...

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Part 13: Understanding My Condition

Rondal talks about some of the connections to mental illness that exist in his family.  His aunt, particularly, exhibited behavioral patterns ...

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Part 14: Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Rondal talks about the advice his therapist gave him when it came time to leave the hospital.  He was told not to return to work too hastily, ...

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Part 15: Going Back to Work

Rondal talks about his excitement when it came time to go back to his job.  He was anxious for things to get back to normal, and found himself...

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Part 16: Making Social Changes

Rondal talks about the social and lifestyle changes he had to make in order to prevent slipping back into unhealthy habits.

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Part 17: My Partner's Diagnosis

Rondal talks about his previous relationship, and the problems it posed for his recovery.  His partner liked to try to fix everything, and wou...

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Part 18: Letting Go and Looking Ahead

Rondal talks about ending his relationship with his partner due to their view that mental illness was not a real thing.  Now he prefers to be ...

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Part 19: Exercising as Therapy

Rondal talks about some of the lifestyle changes he has made in reaction to weight gain from his medication.  He eats less fried food, runs, a...

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Part 1: Diagnosed with Schizophrenia

Rondal tells the story behind his diagnosis of schizophrenia.  The news came as a relief, as it helped him make sense of some of the things th...

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Part 20: Recognizing Permanence

Rondal talks about recognizing the permanence of his condition as well the great risk of slipping back into old patterns of behavior.

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Part 21: Cutting Ties & Making New Bonds

Rondal talks about losing touch with many of his old friends, partly to avoid relapsing into substance and alcohol abuse.  However, he has met...

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Part 22: Finding Healthier Solutions

Rondal talks about techniques he has developed for when he feels himself slipping into unhealthy states of mind.  Rather than isolate or run a...

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Part 23: The Importance of the Past

Rondal talks about feeling anxious leading up to interview, but ultimately realized it was important to share what he went through.

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Part 24: Room for Improvement

Rondal talks about his idea of a perfect medication to treat schizophrenia: one that alleviates all symptoms and problematic behaviors associated w...

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Part 25: Showing Improvement and Sustainability

Rondal talks about the importance of sharing with doctors and pharmacists any changes that have occurred as a result of medication and healthy livi...

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Part 2: Looking for Work

Rondal talks about his underlying depression, which he had been dealing with for a number of years, and how it led his family to seek treatment for...

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Part 3: Signs of Schizophrenia

Rondal talks about when his mother began to notice that something was wrong, and eventually decided to take him to the doctor.

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Part 4: Testing and Conclusions

Rondal talks about the cognitive tests and questioning that led to his diagnosis.

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Part 5: Getting Treatment

Rondal talks about conversations he had with his doctor regarding his diagnosis and treatment.  Also, he recalls being reluctant to start a tr...

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Part 6: Understanding Schizophrenia

Rondal talks about how scared he was after his diagnosis because of the negative public perception of the disorder.  For this reason, it took ...

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Part 7: Reckless Behavior

Rondal reflects on his behavioral patterns leading up to his diagnosis, and how they led to substance abuse and depression.

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Part 8: Seeking Help

Rondal talks about the events that led his roommates to reach out to his parents in order to get him admitted into a hospital.  He was relucta...

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Part 9: Talking to the Doctors

Rondal talks about his initial conversations with his doctor, and how he was prepped for the start of his treatment.

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