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  • Schizophrenia is a complex brain disorder, which affects between 150,000 and 200,000 Australians.
  • Sufferers do not have ‘split personalities’ and they are not intellectually disabled.
  • The cause of the illness is not yet known, but research has yielded several important clues. Researchers are actively investigating different aspects of this disease.
  • Antipsychotic medications treat the psychotic symptoms, but do not cure the disease.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2014