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Schizophrenia

10 Schizophrenia Myths Busted

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People deteriorate over time


Everyone hears voices


Can't string two sentences together


People with schizophrenia are violent


If it runs in the family, you will get it


Schizophrenia only occurs in young adults


Schizophrenics don't need meds


Hearing voices is the hallmark symptom


The right to refuse treatment


Schizophrenics cannot recover


Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni

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Christina Bruni wrote about schizophrenia for HealthCentral as a Patient Expert. She is a mental health activist and freelance journalist.