QUIZ: What Do You Know About Schizophrenia?

Movies like Sybil and The Three Faces of Eve have given us a skewed image of this illness. Take this quiz and learn the facts (16 Photos)

Laura Flynn McCarthy on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:34AM

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QUIZ: What Do You Know About Schizophrenia?

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Knowledge About Schizophrenia is Always Evolving

It is an illness that strikes 1 percent of Americans, or about 2.4 million men and women, yet few people have a clear understanding of what schizophrenia is, and what can be done to help those who have it. Even expert thinking about schizophrenia is changing. Many doctors and researchers now believe it is a group of mental illnesses rather than just one. Although genetics affect who is mostly likely to develop schizophrenia, environmental factors also play a role, and the causes and triggers of the condition are not completely clear. How much do you know about schizophrenia? Test your knowledge with the following questions. The answers may surprise you.

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