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Can somebody tell me about schizophrenia?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Schizophrenia is a: Mental illness and common symptoms included hearing voices, seeing things, delusions, smells, paranoia, etc. There are various subtypes and degrees. Some people do very well with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. It often manifests in late teens, early adult years. It is not multiple personality even though the media often portrays it as such. Peace and good health.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Schizophrenia: Positive sx’s of schizophrenia can include delusions & hallucinations (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory). Disorganized symptoms can include disorganized or catatonic behaviors. Negative sx’s lead to lack of normal function w social decline (Lack of affect, Impoverished speech, poor motivation, lack of enjoyment, & social withdrawal).

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