Latest Posts from Mindy Tsai

How Schizophrenia Affected and Enhanced Work

How Schizophrenia Affected and Enhanced Work

I’ve been working at technology consulting and software product companies since graduating college. In 25 years of work, I’ve had two breaks due to schizophrenia ....

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What It Feels Like to Be Hospitalized With Schizophrenia

What It Feels Like to Be Hospitalized With Schizophrenia

I woke up on a bed in a room I didn’t recognize. Without speaking to anyone, I soon realized that I was locked up looking at the window. I tried to leave...

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How I Finally Got a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship

How I Finally Got a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship

My first psychiatrist after my first schizophrenic psychotic episode always started our appointment by asking, “How is your mother?” and nothing else....

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I'm Learning How to Manage Symptoms and Prevent Flares

I'm Learning How to Manage Symptoms and Prevent Flares

One unexpectedly stressful week, the voices returned. For 3 years, I’d maintained my schizophrenia with full awareness and the help of medication. When the voices ...

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My Diagnosis Journey

My Diagnosis Journey

I cried while looking at this tiny, round, white pill in my hand and thought about flushing it down the toilet. Why am I taking this? What does it mean? To me ...

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