The 411 on Schizophrenia

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  • Schizophrenia Can Take Lives
  • What Is Schizophrenia?
  • How Common Is It?
  • How Does Schizophrenia Affect the Brain?
  • Who Is at Risk?
  • Are Blacks Overdiagnosed With the Disorder?
  • The Warning Signs
  • Why Treatment Is Crucial
  • Treatment Barriers
  • Bringing a Face to the Disease

Schizophrenia Can Take Lives

This past weekend, MasterChef runner-up Joshua Marks committed suicide in his Chicago home. While he suffered from bipolar disorder and depression, his mother believes that Marks’ recent schizophrenia diagnosis is to blame for her son’s death. Read more about this mental illness and how it affects African-Americans. —Kellee Terrell

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