Monday, February 29, 2016

Assumptions about schizophrenia.

Two important take-aways from this list of important points about those living with schizophrenia:
Numerous studies have shown that people with major mental illnesses are more likely to be the victims of violent crime than the perpetrators.
 It's a huge misconception that schizophrenia is the same as dissociative identity disorder. These are two different disorders, but thanks to Hollywood and the media, people have come to believe that schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder are the same thing. While schizophrenia in Latin means "of two minds," it does not mean there are two different personalities inside of us. We have psychosis. This means that the main facet of schizophrenia is the belief that we see or hear or experience things that are not there. Whether it's a delusion or a hallucination or paranoia, the main thing is that we are experiencing something which isn’t real. Sometimes we don’t know this fact and, because of that, we tend to get confused about things.
Check it out on Psychology Today.

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