Tonya Brown: Caregiving for Someone with Schizophrenia


Tonya Brown is a caregiver for her aunt, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia approximately 5 years ago.  Previously, her aunt worked as a home attendant but is currently unemployed.  Immediately following the diagnosis, Tonya was relieved to have an explanation for what was going on.  However, some fear began to set in as she saw how the disorder was portrayed in movies and television.  

 

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About Tonya Brown

I am a caregiver for my aunt, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia 4 or 5 years ago.  Previously, she worked as a house attendant but is currently unemployed.
 
My aunt's diagnosis provided me with some relief at first, as it explained some of the things that were going on with her.  However, I became more and more afraid as I began to see how schizophrenia is portrayed in films and television shows.
 
I rely on my friends and websites that have reliable information in order to learn as much as I can about the disorder, and provide my aunt with proper care.
 

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