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Schizophrenia

Mental Health

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that is characterized by continuous or relapsing psychotic episodes.It can be quite severeandcause disordered thoughts, speech, and actions. People who suffer from schizophrenia may not be able to care for themselves or work. The condition causes them to have thoughts that people will hurt them (paranoid delusions) or they may hear people talking to them inside their head. Sufferers often become frightened or angry with these thoughts. They may get frustrated with this and spend long periods of time not speaking to anyone. You may think they are okay until they begin to express their thoughts. They tend to be “storytellers” and have grand stories of things going on that they completely believe are real, but are not. Schizophrenia has long been enveloped in stereotyping, mystique, and stigma. People often associate it with causing a sufferer to be violent or inappropriate. It is simply just another form of mental disorder that affects over 51 million people in the world. This article will help to answer important questions, discuss treatment, and give tips for living with schizophrenia.

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