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What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a grossly misunderstood illness. Myths and blatant untruths about the condition are regularly exchanged. As a result, people with schizophrenia are often discriminated against. This can greatly increase their sense of isolation, loneliness and fear.

At a time when science is breaking new ground, new treatments for schizophrenia are emerging and our understanding of the illness is ever increasing, there is every reason to be positive about the future. Nobody would pretend that living with schizophrenia is easy, but with support and understanding it should become a journey a little less difficult to travel.

Below is a link to the handbook ‘Discover the road Ahead’ published in 2004 by Bristol Myers Squibb Company and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd., which explores how people and their families live with schizophrenia.