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Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that can influence the way you think and can alter how you might live your day-to-day life.

It’s quite common and can affect 1 in 100 people.

Schizophrenia can develop when someone is a young adult, when they may experience the ‘prodromal phase’ which is characterised by a change in sleep, emotions, motivation and the ability to think and communicate.

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My first symptom of schizophrenia was pretty much just zoning out, thinking I was in a different place. Then, it turned into kind of voices in my head. They just plagued me over and over again. I thought my mother was trying to hurt me. I didn’t know what to do about anything, because I thought everyone had it out for me. So I didn’t know who to go to for help.

It is not completely known what causes someone to have schizophrenia, and it’s probably due to several things rather than just one thing.