7 Things You Didn’t Know About Schizophrenia

Living your worst nightmare can be terrifying for any of us but the ones suffering from schizophrenia do that every day. Even in the realm of mental illness, schizophrenia continues to be a taboo and isn’t much talked about. Here are 7 things everyone should know about schizophrenia

Living a nightmare can be terrifying for any of us but the ones suffering from schizophrenia, do that every day. Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that causes the person to lose touch with reality. It is characterized by hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t really there), delusions (false beliefs and paranoia of someone controlling them, or trying to kill them), disorganized speech (switching between topics that have no correlation) and withdrawal (no motivation or participation in day to day activities) symptoms. Schizophrenia is rightly called a living nightmare for those who suffer from this condition.

Even in the realm of mental illness, schizophrenia continues to be a taboo and isn’t much talked about. There are more chances of people not knowing about it altogether, or those who do can have misconceptions about the disorder: how one with schizophrenia are crazy and violent and harm the ones surrounding them.

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