Schizophrenia Explained (Includes DSM-5 Criteria & Delusion Examples)

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schizophrenia is a mental disorder

characterized by impairments in the way

reality is perceived with associated

changes in behavior

schizo means split and phrenia means

mind in greek but it's important to

remember it is not meant to mean split

personality which is a separate


schizophrenia affects how people think

feel and behave and the symptoms are

divided into three main types

psychotic or positive symptoms

negative symptoms

and cognitive symptoms

psychotic symptoms include


meaning sensing something that is not

there and auditory hallucinations are

particularly common thought to occur in

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