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7 Crucial Facts About Schizophrenia Treatment

Important Treatment Essentials

Schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder that's usually a lifelong challenge. With proper treatment, however, many people with the illness can lead full, rewarding lives. If you or someone close to you has schizophrenia, here are seven things you need to know about getting the most from treatment.

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