Iama michael schofield, father of jani schofield, diagnosed. May 28, 2014 this feature is not available right now. Young schizophrenic at her minds mercya young girls. Some years ago i attended a lecture by the psychologist kay redfield jamison at the national museum of health and. After seeing the leak, a source connected to the family confirmed the information to without a crystal ball. Michael and susan say that their lives were forever changed with the birth of their now10yearold daughter, jani, who was diagnosed with earlyonset schizophrenia four years ago. Janis ongoing battle with schizophrenia where are they now. Although she can t sit still long enough to read a book, she is a voracious learner. As well as chlorpromazine to be able to calm it when it had very strong attacks. God and schizophrenia by jennifer christopherson read free.
Oct 12, 2012 january, or jani, as her family affectionately call her, has extreme childhood schizophrenia a condition so rare most experts have never encountered anything even remotely similar. Jani remains off all medication, and so far has not displayed any symptoms of schizophrenia. Novels where one or more characters have schizophrenia, or what would be called schizophrenia if it were diagnosed today. How susan schofields family youtube channel became a. She likes popular music, has friends and is studying prealgebra. Their 7yearold daughter, jani, has been diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of childhood schizophrenia jani s doctors say theyve ever seen. Jul 23, 2012 this is a documentary about a young girl jani schofield. I am michael schofield, father of jani schofield, now almost 11 but diagnosed with child onset schizophrenia at age six by ucla resnick neuropsychiatric hospital. Apr 04, 2016 jani schofield was diagnosed with schizophrenia, brother bodhi is autistic. At the age of 11 she was the subject of the documentary born schizophrenic.
At age six, january jani schofield was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of childonset schizophrenia on record. Oprah traveled to california to speak with the thensevenyearold girl who had been. Memoirs about extraordinary people rarely fail to interest me, and the plight of january, a girl seemingly born with full blown schizophrenia. Hallucinating constantly, she is at the mercy of her imaginary friendssome of whom are friendly, while others tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother. We did not know that our schizophrenic daughter january. According to the national institute of mental health, schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling brain disorder that may cause a person to hear voices and misinterpret reality. Treatment helps relieve many symptoms of schizophrenia, but most people who have the disorder cope with symptoms throughout their lives. Schizophrenia, a brain disorder that causes people to hear voices and hallucinate. Like if you asked a normal person and a person with schizophrenia to draw a. Schofield takes us on his journey with jani, starting with his thoughts that jani is. Jani knows she is sick and that people want to help her. Schizophrenia is one of the most complex and disabling diseases to affect mankind. At seventeen lori schiller was the perfect childthe only daughter of an affluent, closeknit family. Michael schofield and jani photo courtesy of ivy brown.
Schizophrenia this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. By the time january schofield was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It is the most common of the severe mental illnesses psychoses with an estimated prevalence of 0. A list of the best schizophrenia nonfiction for families and friends struggling with a diagnosis. Many of these movies are not based on true stories, but some are. Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, lori schillers memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage. Although she cant sit still long enough to read a book, she is a voracious learner. When mark thompson goes across the bridge from texas into mexico for a night of fun, he has no idea that the sexy stripper who ends up on his lap is a vampire. In 2009, oprah met jani, a 7yearold girl battling childhood schizophrenia, who had more than 200 imaginary companions. Must have books on schizophrenia, books on thought disorders. Schofield has chronicled the fight to help jani in a new book, january. Following are books that we highly recommend for people who want to learn more about schizophrenia, and related issues. Aug 14, 2015 in 2009, january jani was a not so typical 6 year old girl.
Bodhi is her 6yearold brother who has been diagnosed with autism. Childonset schizophrenia is 20 to 30 times more severe than adultonset. It can be devastating to those who suffer from it, as well as frightening and exhausting for their families. Susan and michael schofield have no letup in their grueling day 11yearold jani is one of the youngest children ever to be treated for schizophrenia, and now her 6yearold brother bodhi, though not officially diagnosed with the same disorder, has violent outbursts and selfharming behavior that suggest he might also have the disease. The story of january schofield, diagnosed at six with childhood schizophrenia. Schofield knew something was wrong when jani, as they call her, was just a. Does jani schofield have typical symptoms of schizophrenia. Jani schofield was born in california, and her case went around the world for being the youngest girl diagnosed of schizophrenia severe child. This was not the daughter michael recognised, the little girl who. Wingfield asks where she learned about schizophrenia. Aug 22, 2014 a positive and educational new book about schizophrenia has been written for children by a mother daughter team who also have deep personal knowledge about schizophrenia. A beautiful mind by sylvia nasar in this powerful and dramatic biography sylvia nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a nobel prize.
Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity at this site. Because there is often little or no logical relationship between the thoughts and feelings of a person with schizophrenia, the disorder has often been called split personality. At the tender age of 6, he already seemed to have hallucinations in which he saw more than 200 different creatures. The couple says jani lives in an imaginary world she calls calalini, in which she interacts with more than 100 people and animals. Schizophrenia was the thing that had been controlling my thoughts and haunting me since i was a young child. Girl aged six diagnosed with schizophrenia after trying to jump out of. Jani was prescribed several drugs for the severity of her case. Oct 11, 20 two books on psychiatry and schizophrenia. Girl aged six diagnosed with schizophrenia after trying. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
Taken together clozapine, the strongest drug to treat schizophrenia, and lithium. Schizophrenia information recommended schizophrenia related books. My daughter, the schizophrenic society the guardian. Family reunited after young girls schizophrenia forced. Young schizophrenic at her minds mercya young girl s suffering. It sounds like a great way to introduce children to the topic of schizophrenia in a positive way. After filming born schizophrenic, their parents are divorcing. Shes certain that, just like his older sister, jani, he has schizophrenia.
This is my video exploring how jani schofiled has changed throughout the years. The demons are real, and they come from inside her own mind. Katys paranoid schizophrenia story when i was younger, i used to play a game where someone would say a word or phrase and you were to say the first thing that popped into your head. Schizophreniateen nonfiction, psychological disorders. Researchers are developing more effective medications and using new research tools to understand the causes of schizophrenia. That same year, michael published the familys first book january.
Two books on psychiatry and schizophrenia the washington post. The girl improved a lot, although certain psychotic behaviors persisted in her. Susan always suspected jani had schizophrenia, but i wanted to deny it. Family reunited after young girls schizophrenia forced separation. By the age of 2 she was discussing in depth her imaginary friends and from her parents perspective, gazing at objects that were not ac. If i was to play this game with people in the street and say paranoid schizophrenia, i wonder what the responses would be. Feb 24, 2003 schizophrenia is one of the most complex and puzzling diseases to affect mankind. Recommended books on schizophrenia and related topics. In 2017, susan released her own book, which she at first planned to entitle janis savior, but it was released as born schizophrenic. List of books and articles about schizophrenia online. He wants to know how she can describe it so accurately. January schofield and her brother are in state custody. We can hold our breath and pray, but not look away. The book ends on a hopeful note with jani in a better place, yet we recognize that.
January first and over 8 million other books are available for amazon kindle. As a result, there are inevitable controversies about what causes it, how to diagnose it, and how best to treat it. The psychiatrist diagnosed me with early onset schizophrenia at the age of 11. Oprah meets a schizophrenic child with over 200 imaginary. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Look back on oprahs 2009 visit with jani, a 7yearold schizophrenic who had more than 200 imaginary companions.
January schofield, born schizophrenic tlc january jani schofield was diagnosed with childhood onset schizophrenia when she was six years old. A childs descent into madness and her fathers struggle to save her not sure i like the subtitle. The first time i heard my new diagnosis i was in family therapy at the hospital. The main reason jani was diagnosed with schizophrenia was because she has a number of imaginary friends who are rats, cats, dogs, numbers and a little girl. Recommended books on schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia. Schizophrenia onset before age is characterized by. Fundamentally, i wrote the book to try and make sense of what had happened to jani. Schofield, published on 1 february by hardie grant books at. This book is the plight of a young girl who has undiagnosed schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a severe and debilitating disease of the brain that affects approximately 1 percent of the population worldwide.905 580 1033 893 672 1029 72 132 1368 1068 1209 976 1349 1409 45 1133 952 1435 948 912 1382 760 1207 603 1501 747 1457 583 485 1220 686 1210 720 370 1433 695 845 1296 1172 1497 1200 551 1164 1252 305 1497 84 46