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Are people with schizophrenia violent?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Most people with schizophrenia are not violent. However, a few people have this problem. Violence usually happens at home with family members.

Suicide is a problem for some people with schizophrenia. They are more likely than other people to attempt suicide. If you know someone who talks about suicide, help him or her find help quickly.

This answer is based on the source infromation from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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