7 Myths About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia: Separating Fact from Fiction

Schizophrenia is an often misunderstood and even stigmatized disease. As a result, many people who have schizophrenia don’t seek the medical care they need, and may feel isolated by friends and family who have fears about the condition. By learning the facts about schizophrenia, loved ones can offer positive—and much-needed—support to people living with schizophrenia, and patients can find effective treatment to manage their symptoms and lead full, healthy lives.

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