INTRODUCTION TO SCHIZOPHRENIA
Schizophrenia affects how the brain works, causing a person to interpret reality atypically.
Adam used to be an active member in a voluntary organisation, but he started to feel that the management committee was trying to get him out of the group. At work, he felt that his co-workers were biased against him. He thought he was being followed whenever he exercised at the park and people with headphones were talking about him among themselves. He also complained that there were voices talking to him. One day, he was found mumbling to himself and complaining that people were trying to harm him and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia…
(Grown Men Don’t Cry, 2006, The Institute of Mental Health)
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