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    For someone with schizophrenia, the world is a jumble of confusing thoughts, images, and sounds. Learn more about what schizophrenia is – and isn’t.

    What Is Schizophrenia?

    Learn about schizophrenia, a mysterious, often misunderstood illness. This overview will get you started on the path to understanding

    Schizophrenia is a form of psychosis, a shift from reality. In this article, you’ll find an overview of 9 psychotic disorders and their symptoms.

    Dispelling the nine most common myths about schizophrenia.

    Schizophrenia rarely shows itself in childhood, but it happens. Learn the signs to watch for. This link will take you to a web site that explains.

    Psychotic symptoms usually emerge in men in their late teens and early 20s and in women in their mid-20s to early 30s. They seldom occur after age 45 and only rarely before puberty, although cases of schizophrenia in children as young as 5 have been reported.

    Causes

    The factors that lead to schizophrenia are complex, including genetic, chemical, and brain abnormalities. Click here for a good overview.

    Are You at Risk?

    While family history does increase risk, it’s not that simple. Learn about other factors that play a role.

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