Schizophrenia Information and Treatment

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Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that affects about 1% of Americans. Schizophrenia affects people in different ways. Some hear voices that others don't hear. Others don't make any snese when they talk. Some of them can feel that people can read their minds or are controlling them. People with schizophrenia really need help. Treament is very important to control the symptoms of this illness and many of them can live normal lifes. More effective medications have been developed, so treating people with schizophrenia is getting easier.

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