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What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a severe thought disorder that can cause delusions and hallucinations and may interfere with a person’s ability to think clearly and sense the world the way others do.

What are the symptoms?

  • Hallucinations: These include a person hearing voices, seeing things, or smelling things others can’t perceive. The hallucination is very real to the person experiencing it, and it may be very confusing for a loved one to witness. The voices in the hallucination can be critical or threatening. Voices may involve people that are known or unknown to the person hearing them
  • Delusions: hese are false beliefs that don’t change even when the person who holds them is presented with new ideas or facts. People who have delusions often also have problems concentrating, confused thinking, or the sense that their thoughts are blocked. Negative symptoms are ones that diminish a person’s abilities
  • Cognitive issues/disorganized thinking

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Ramona Winner
MWC Family Advocate of 12 years