Schizophrenia and Addiction
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects about one percent of all Americans—an estimated two million adults.
Individuals suffering from schizophrenia are often unable to distinguish the imaginary from reality.
People with schizophrenia may have difficulty responding to various social situations in an emotionally appropriate manner. This often results in issues with interpersonal relationships or in other major areas of their life, such as at work or school.
Schizophrenia is sometimes confused with multiple personality disorder (MPD). However, the overwhelming majority of people suffering from schizophrenia do not have multiple personalities and are not violent, which is more common among those with MPD.