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Dispelling 9 Schizophrenia Myths and Stigmas

Myth 2: Schizophrenics Belong in Insane Asylums

It’s true that, in the past, many people with serious mental health conditions like schizophrenia were sent to insane asylums and mental hospitals, where they were often subjected to painful and inhumane “treatment”. Ask any doctor and they will refer to this as a dark time in the history of health care and medicine.

However, that was long before the development of advanced pharmaceuticals capable of helping people with schizophrenia manage their condition and lead normal lives. So, by no means do all people with schizophrenia deserve to be institutionalized.


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