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Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects about 1.1 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. People with schizophrenia sometimes hear voices others don’t hear, believe that others are broadcasting their thoughts to the world, or become convinced that others are plotting to harm them. These experiences can make them fearful and withdrawn and cause difficulties when they try to have relationships with others. Distortions in perception may affect all five senses, including sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, but most commonly manifest as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking with significant social or occupational dysfunction. Onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood. Diagnosis is based on the patient's self-reported experiences and observed behavior. No laboratory test for schizophrenia currently exists.




explored #2!! thanks all


i agree with Christa, this is a very serious illness that is joked about far too much...



i cant remeber the last time i used a texture... but i gave in.


I think Puddle of Mudd taught the world about this. :P

Whyyy you ask? THIS is why.

ooooh i love that song. and the video.


I watched Changeling last night.




i totally reccomend it to you all. Its kindof disturbing though... Has a mental hospital <3

im too weird :)


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Taken on August 5, 2009