WONDER #2358: What is Schizophrenia?

Question 1 of 3

Which of these statements about schizophrenia is NOT true?

  1. Schizophrenia causes hallucinations.
  2. Schizophrenia sometimes runs in families.
  3. Schizophrenia affects one percent of the population.
  4. Schizophrenia causes people to have multiple personalities.

Question 2 of 3

What is the best evidence that not all people with schizophrenia get treated for the disorder?

  1. “It only appears in about one percent of people.”
  2. “Unfortunately, about 40% of people with schizophrenia don’t see a doctor.”
  3. “Parents pass down genes that make their children more likely to have schizophrenia.”
  4. “The price tag is too much for many people, especially those without insurance.”

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is hard to live with, but it can be treated by doctors.
  2. Schizophrenia is just as common and depression or anxiety.
  3. Many myths exist about schizophrenia.
  4. There are many ways we can help people with schizophrenia, including learning about the illness.

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-schizophrenia.