schizophrenia; psychosis; mental; illness; delusion; hallucination; voice; depression ;
Schizophrenia is the name given to a mental illness that affects about one person in every hundred in all cultures. Schizophrenia interferes with the way a person thinks and acts. In the long term it may change a person's personality. While the term schizophrenia literally means 'split mind' or 'split personality', the mental illness called schizophrenia is not about having a split mind.
To learn more about schizophrenia have a look at the information on these sites:
Better Health Channel (Victorian Government)
Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia (MIFSA)
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
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