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10 Things to Know About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is Treatable

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling psychiatric disorder that has affected people throughout history. About 1% of Americans have this illness. With antipsychotic medications, schizophrenia symptoms, such as feeling agitated and having hallucinations, usually go away within days. Symptoms such as delusions usually go away within a few weeks. After about six weeks, many people will see a lot of improvement.

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Schizophrenia. National Institutes of Health


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