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How difficult is it for someone with schizophrenia to do daily tasks?

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Schizophrenia can make it harder for someone to take care of their daily needs, such as dressing and bathing. This doesn’t mean they're lazy. They just need some help with their daily routine.

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Harvey, P. , August 2010. Current Directions in Psychological Science

Keri, S.  , September 2009. Psychological Science

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is schizophrenia?"

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America: "About Schizophrenia."

University of North Carolina: "Myths About Mental Illness."

University of Michigan Health System: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Schizophrenia."

Harvey, P. , August 2010. Current Directions in Psychological Science

Keri, S.  , September 2009. Psychological Science

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is schizophrenia?"

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America: "About Schizophrenia."

University of North Carolina: "Myths About Mental Illness."

University of Michigan Health System: "Schizophrenia."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Schizophrenia."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 20, 2018

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