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The Non Violent Sides To Schizophrenia

by Aura Cochran

I think some people connotate the word “schizophrenia” to violence. Only a small percentage of people with schizophrenia are violent. Most schizophrenics even prefer to be left alone.

Myths and Misconceptions About Schizophrenia

There are several misconceptions and myths surrounding schizophrenia which may be detrimental to the patient or the family of a diagnosed person. Because of this wrong information, it is extremely hard to find genuine symptoms and to remove certain stigmas that surround this mental health disorder.

The first misconception about this mental disorder is that the patient has several or multiple personalities. This is definitely one of the biggest misunderstandings and misinformation about this topic. One poll found that 64% of Americans believe that one of the symptoms of this condition involves split personalities, which means that the patient acts like he is two separate people.