Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling brain disorder. While it typically affects men and women in their 20s and 30s, children can also develop this mental illness. Young or old, schizophrenics often hear voices and misinterpret the world around them.
Dr. Judith Rapoport, chief of the National Institute of Mental Health
's child psychiatry branch, answers questions about childhood schizophrenia.
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, May 19, 2013
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