A 43-year-old member asked:
How bad does schizophrenia get?
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Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Horrible: Severe schizophrenia can destroy a person's life--and that of the family too. Some do not respond to any available treatments or have debilitating side effects from them. They can be constantly terrified, hounded by voices and hallucinations and plagued by horrific delusions of horrible things that are going to happen. It frequently is a chronic disorder, so improvements may be transitory.
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Psychiatry 31 years experience
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Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Schizophrenia : Imagine the worst nightmare you've ever had, and not being able to turn it off. Imagine having little to no access to competent care. The terror of schizophrenia cannot be overstated for those who suffer from it unchecked. How bad can it get? It can result in repeated violence and suicide.
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Last updated Oct 27, 2018
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