My beloved sister who is now 52 years old has been a Schisophrenic since the age of 25 years old.
She is a functioning woman now who is still on aid, she does housework for the landlady she has and goes to therapy group at least once or twice a month. She is the sweetest, caring and loving person in the world! My brother and I love her so very much!
She worries about things and has an extremly low self esteem, even though she is a beautiful woman and because of this many times if a person looks at her or if she even hears other people talking negatively, she right away thinks they are calling her ugly and more.
Also she has high blood pressure that she controls by pills, she has been taking these since a year or so ago. She has been taking pills for her illness for since the age of 25 years old.
I came across an article the other day in the obituaries about a young 55 year old Scheszophrenic man , who seemed to have lived his life actively, but died so young!
I so worry about my sister, what is the life expentancy for a Schezophrenic, I want to learn as much as I can about my sister.
By the way, my brother and myself have been there for my sister since the day she had the breakdown. You see we were the ones who had to take into the hospital for psychiatric treatment, thank God she did sign a form too at the time to admit herself.
The reason why we did was our own Mother was Schezophrenic and our Father, was weak and emotional about our sister, so we had to be the strong ones.
My sister was the youngest and I was the middle child and my brother the older child, now all in our fifties.
Please anyone answer my question and any suggestions, comments you may have for us.