While the exact cause or causes of schizophrenia are unknown, the effects the illness can have on a person's life are certainly well documented. From hallucinations and delusions to memory issues and trouble focusing, those living with schizophrenia -- or helping to care for someone with the illness -- know just how trying the brain disorder can be.
In terms of mental health, our society has come a long way in terms of treatment. However, currently, none of these treatments cures someone from having schizophrenia. Rather, medications and treatments, such as self-help groups and cognitive behavioral therapy, are just some of the ways of coping with the symptoms. Again, there is no cure and schizophrenia is a lifelong, chronic illness.