Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. It can change how a person thinks, feels, and acts. The symptoms may affect parts of their life, including school, work, and relationships. But there is hope.
The symptoms can be handled with the right medicine and therapy. Many people with schizophrenia have a job, go to school, or volunteer. Although there is no cure and it is a lifetime illness, having the right support, building new skills to deal with life, and learning how to solve problems can help a person recover.