Interpreting Reality Abnormally
By: Francesca Flamminio

Did you know that Schizophrenia affects 1 percent of the American Population?

Schizophrenia is an extremely complex mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality.

Causes of Schizophrenia

The main causes of Schizophrenia are a combination of genetics and structural and chemical changes in the brain.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized speech.

Common Misconceptions

Treatment for Schizophrenia

Although there is no cure for schizophrenia, it can be treated. It is often treated with medication and therapy. People dealing with this illness may still experience some symptoms throughout their lives, but with treatment they can still live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Helpful Schizophrenia Resources

The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance:

National Alliance on Mental Illness:

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