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Kate K. Patient Expert

Alfred Station, New York
I am 46 and I am in recovery from schizophrenia. I began hearing voices in my mid 20s, but didn't become acutely psychotic until just after I turned 36. For 3 years I didn't commit to taking the anti-psychotic medications and I had 3 breakdowns. The last one was December 2001. Since then I... Full Bio
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I am 46 and I am in recovery from schizophrenia. I began hearing voices in my mid 20s, but didn't become acutely psychotic until just after I turned 36. For 3 years I didn't commit to taking the anti-psychotic medications and I had 3 breakdowns. The last one was December 2001. Since then I have been taking regularly the medications. I stopped being delusional and paranoid (though I still heard voices), but fell into deep depression which I struggled with for several years. I returned to art college and earned my B.F.A. degree in painting and photography in the spring of 2005. I have recently started painting portraits and am working on a commission right now. Please visit my website to see my artwork: http://www.artid.com/SecondSight Please also visit my blog "Yin And Yang" which I started nearly 2 years ago. Comments and emails are welcome.