Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and in severe cases, could lead to the sufferer appearing as though he or she has lost touch with reality. Photo: Alamy

Nearly 75 per cent of Hong Kong public polled think schizophrenia is personality flaw, with half believing most patients are violent

Doctors and sufferers call for more awareness and government support to fight highly misunderstood mental illness

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and in severe cases, could lead to the sufferer appearing as though he or she has lost touch with reality. Photo: Alamy
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