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Being diagnosed with SCHIZOPHRENIA means that there is an explanation for the symptoms you have been experiencing

Being diagnosed with schizophrenia means that there is an explanation for the symptoms you have been experiencing.

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Schizophrenia is a complex illness in which people have difficulties in their thought processes leading to hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking and unusual speech or behaviour (known as ‘psychotic symptoms’), psychosis is loosely defined as losing touch with reality. It can affect how you THINK, FEEL and ACT.

These symptoms mean that people with schizophrenia can find it difficult to interact with others and may withdraw from everyday activities and the outside world. 

About Schizophrenia

  • Interview with you  

  • Interview with family, friends and those who are close to you

  • Physical examination

  • Diagnostics tests

  • Psychosocial evaluation

  • In Canada, about 1 in 100 people has schizophrenia

  • Symptoms of schizophrenia most commonly start in early adulthood

  • Schizophrenia does not discriminate – it can affect anyone regardless of sex, race, ethnicity or
    socio-economic status

  • Schizophrenia affects the brain

  • Many factors that are related to the development of schizophrenia include, but are not limited to, genetics, trauma
    and drug use

a few fast facts about schizophrenia

Early Psychosis Intervention Portal   |   Hamilton, ON   |   905-525-8213   |

How schizophrenia is diagnosed:

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