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Schizophrenia is: A brain disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, other disturbances in thinking and communication, and by deteriorating social functioning.

  • Youth’s greatest disabler—the age of onset is usually between 16 and 25—and teens with schizophrenia have a very high risk of attempted suicide.
  • Found all over the world in all races, in all cultures and in all social classes.
  • More common than most people think—it affects 1 in 100 people worldwide.

But: Schizophrenia is treatable with medication and rehabilitation programs.
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