This is a long term mental illness which causes you to have problems distinguishing reality from your own thoughts. Some people think that having schizophrenia makes you dangerous or you have a "split personality". People with schizophrenia are not violent, if they are it is usually do to drugs or alcohol.
Schizophrenia affects how a person thinks or behaves. It can develop slowly and first come about during teenage years. Several symptoms for schizophrenia can also be confused for "teen angst" and ignored until later in life. Symptoms can appear years before someone experiences a schizophrenic episode.Below is a list of common symptoms experienced in the early life of those with schizophrenia:
The types of symptoms that are experienced include: