The exact causes of schizophrenia are unknown. Research suggests a combination of physical, genetic, psychological and environmental factors can make a person more likely to develop the condition.


Schizophrenia is a mental health condition where you may see, hear or believe things that are not real.


Symptoms of schizophrenia include hearing voices or seeing things that are not real, unusual beliefs and confused thinking.


Schizophrenia is usually treated with a combination of talking therapies and medicine.

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