Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe mental disorder that affects the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling.
Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start between ages 16 and 30. Men often develop symptoms at a younger age than women. Those symptoms are as follows -