Schizophrenia Health Center

Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic disorder of the brain. Often confused for multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia is marked by a different interpretation of reality. People with the disorder may hear voices, hallucinate and become delusional.

The symptoms of schizophrenia can overwhelm the patient, causing him or her to react with anger, fear or a related emotion.

According to the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, about 1.1 percent of people worldwide and 3.5 million in the US have schizophrenia.

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March 13, 2012
Last Updated:
July 29, 2014