Information in simple English

What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia, often known as schizo, is a mental condition characterised by recurrent or continuous episodes of psychosis (difficulty in distinguishing what is real and what is not real).

What are the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

  • visual and auditory hallucinations
  • delusions
  • panic
  • perplexed thinking

What are schizophrenia risk factors? 

  • genealogy of the family
  • use of cannabis in adolescence 
  • complications during pregnancy 
  • adversity in childhood 
  • birth in late winter or early spring