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Schizophrenia Definition

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Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, disabling brain disorder that interferes with the way a person interprets reality. People with schizophrenia sometimes hear voices or see things that others do not, become paranoid that people are plotting against them, and experience cognitive deficits and social withdrawal. These and other symptoms make it difficult for them to have positive relationships with others. It is different from split or multiple personality disorders.

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Schizophrenia affects many different areas of the brain causing a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and intellectual symptoms.
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