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In contrast to a short-term psychosis or “break,” schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has the prominent symptom of psychosis. Schizophrenia affects about 1% of Americans. Adolescent-onset schizophrenia is uncommon; childhood-onset...

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) describes psychosis as: “An episode of psychosis is when a person has a break from reality and often involves seeing, hearing and believing things that aren’t real.” Approximately 3 in 100 people will experience an...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a broad range of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment or disability. ASD is characterized by: • Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction • Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior,...

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