Schizophrenia is one of the most stigmatized mental illnesses, but experts say that representations of the condition in the media are often exaggerated or false. Photo: Shutterstock
Schizophrenia is one of the most stigmatized mental illnesses, but experts say that representations of the condition in the media are often exaggerated or false. Photo: Shutterstock
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What is schizophrenia? Meet a professor with the condition, and other experts, who debunk myths about it

  • Fewer than 1 in 100 people suffer from schizophrenia, yet it is among the most stigmatised of mental illnesses, its links to violence exaggerated
  • Elyn Saks is a professor with the disorder. She and other experts explain its symptoms, dispel misconceptions and reveal how fulfilling living with it can be

Schizophrenia is one of the most stigmatized mental illnesses, but experts say that representations of the condition in the media are often exaggerated or false. Photo: Shutterstock
Schizophrenia is one of the most stigmatized mental illnesses, but experts say that representations of the condition in the media are often exaggerated or false. Photo: Shutterstock
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