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Misconceptions about schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia can’t be helped?

While long term treatment may be required, the outlook for schizophrenia is not hopeless. There are many people with this illness who manage to enjoy life and function within their communities.

Schizophrenia is a rare condition?

Schizophrenia is not rare. The risk of developing schizophrenia is widely accepted to be around 1 in a 100 people worldwide.

Schizophrenia refers to a split personality?

People with schizophrenia do not have split personalities. Rather, they are ‘split off from reality.’

Everyone with schizophrenia is dangerous?

Their delusional thoughts and hallucinations sometimes lead to violent behavior but most people with schizophrenia are neither violent nor a danger to other people.