7 Most Common Misconceptions About Schizophrenia

KNOWING WHAT’S REAL AND WHAT’S FICTION

Knowing what’s real and what’s fiction can help eliminate common misunderstandings.Violent outburst, multiple personalities and career instability are just a few of the myths that surround schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a serious, rare and complex mental disorder currently affecting about 2 million American adults. Whether or not you or someone you know has schizophrenia, it’s helpful to separate fact from fiction.

MISCONCEPTION #1: SCHIZOPHRENIA MEANS YOU HAVE A SPLIT PERSONALITY.

Reality: This is false. Schizophrenia often involves a variety of symptoms, but not one involves multiple personalities.

Most of the population has movies or media as their only interaction with the disorder. Therefore are unable to recognize the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. Ignorantly believing that people with the disorder have “split” or multiple personalities.

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