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Old 02-10-2016, 06:12 AM
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I have a number of schizophrenics as clients. Until recently the DSM-4 broke this dx into categories, the DSM-5 does not. As an aside, if anybody is needs information about mental illness I would suggest getting a copy of the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). I personally liked that categories. The easiest way I can think to explain what it is like is that they interpret reality differently than we do. They may imagine things or people that aren't there, usually voices or visual hallucinations. Those who struggle with paranoid type will have delusions about people such as they are out to harm them in some way and can act out if challenged by them. Not sure that this would fit with your character.
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