• MEDICAL CONDITION
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

DESCRIPTION

Do you know someone who seems like he or she has 'lost touch' with reality? Does this person talk about 'hearing voices' no one else can? Does he or she see or feel things no one else can? Does this person believe things that aren't true?

Sometimes people with these symptoms have schizophrenia, a serious illness.

Schizophrenia is a serious brain illness. Many people with schizophrenia are disabled by their symptoms.

People with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don't hear. They may think other people are trying to hurt them. Sometimes they don't make any sense when they talk. The disorder makes it hard for them to keep a job or take care of themselves.

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