Schizophrenia Misconceptions

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Schizophrenia is often one of the most well known yet misunderstood mental illnesses. Some believe that those with schizophrenia are consumed by the disorder, and cannot lead normal lives. Many people believe believe them to be violent, dangerous, and incurable. These assumptions are not only false, but also harmful to people suffering from the disorder. Some of the most common misconceptions about schizophrenia is that it is a rare and debilitating disease. Because of this, people believe that they have never met someone with schizophrenia or that it could not happen to anyone in their personal lives. There is also a large prevalence of schizophrenia in the media, with it being covered in television shows and pop culture psychology.
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