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What is schizophrenia in veterans?

Schizophrenia in veterans and the general population is a chronic mental illness in which a person’s sense of reality is severely altered. This altered perception of reality changes the person’s behavior, speech, and thought patterns. It may involve hallucinations, delusions, and an emotional alienation from others. It is considered a psychotic disorder, or psychosis, and generally does not appear until late adolescence or adulthood.

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