The "100 Individuals with Schizophrenia" interview
campaign continues. I talk now with Marvin
Spieler, director of the Consumer Speakers' Bureau of the Mental Health
Association of New York City (MHA-NYC).
CB: Give us an introduction for our community members.
MS: I've been living for the last 14 years in Brooklyn in a supported apartment
that is OMH-subsidized. I pay 30 percent
of my income in rent. It's similar to
Section 8 and is sponsored by the Office of Mental Health.
CB: Okay, let's talk about your history.
You were diagnosed with schizoaffective in 1960?
MS: In 1960, it wasn't called schizoaffective, it was paranoid schizophrenia. Schizoaffective came 10 or 20 years
later. I was 16 years old, in high
school, and I got what I call "hypomanic." I knew what I was doing, but I was
acting differently. I was more
outward-going, more social, more controlling.
CB: What was going on at the time?
Symptoms When you breathe in carbon monoxide, the poison replaces the oxygen in your bloodstream. Your heart, brain, and body will become starved of oxygen. Symptoms vary from person to person. Those at high risk include young children, the elderly, persons with lung or heart disease, people at high altitudes, and smokers. Carbon monoxide can harm a fetus (unborn baby still in the womb). Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include: Breathing problems, including no breathing, shortness of breath , or rapid breathing Chest pain (may occur suddenly in people with angina) Coma Confusion Convulsions Dizziness Drowsiness Fainting Headache Hyperactivity Impaired judgment Irritability Low blood pressure Muscle weakness Rapid or abnormal heart beat Shock Nausea and vomiting Unconsciousness
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