Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Schizophrenia is a mental illness that shows problems with thinking, feeling, behavior and perception. This disease affects about 1 percent of the population, and is seen equally among men and women. Diagnosis usually appears between the age of 16 and 30, although some symptoms may be seen earlier.
People with this disorder can suffer from hallucinations, which are when they see, hear, feel, or taste something that really isn't there. Most often schizophrenics have audio hallucinations, and often hear voices. They cannot tell the difference between what is real and what they have imagined. These voices may have conversations with them, or might just tell them things.This video shows what auditory hallucinations might be like for someone with schizophrenia. It is hard to imagine having this in your head all the time. I had a hard time listening to it with headphones on for 3 minutes.

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