The Devastating Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

The official definition of schizophrenia according to the National Institute of Mental Illness (NIHM) is as follows:

“Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.”
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