schizofrenia not sure if i spelled that ok or not but you catch my drift is genetic chemical imbalance in the brain which can cause delusional thinking with or without halucinations, they mnnost commonly prescribed medication for it nowadays is clozaril. which seems to work out the pyschosis and deluded thought patterns. a very famous mathematician won a nobel prize back in the several years ago from princeton in new jersey, the name escapes me now but the movie was called A Beautiful Mind which was a true but heartbreaking story about a very intelligent man who went there and solved economics problems and algorithums. He had to fight off his demons who were he said, always with him which casued him to lose many more opportunities that he could have had in his lifetime. the point is here, you can have any mental illness and try to conquor it if you try. this is a very misunderstood illnes and the doctors do not know all that much about it or how to cure it, in fact it can not be cured, the reason why people go off their meds is because of the side reactions to these drugs can be toxic to your liver and overall functioning. it is a shame that people have to suffer with this illness and it can affect anyone early onset is usually at around young adult hood, it is indeed a very tragic situation and not to make fun of a person who has it, as it is the same as having anyother medical illness, it jsut affects the mind and thought process. I am not with this illness, for me, ah, no i am just a simple BPD.