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03 August 2010

Schizophrenia: a mother's tale

Heather McKenzie's life changed forever when her son first started displaying symptoms of schizophrenia. Read her story on Schizophrenia Awareness Day.

Heather McKenzie’s life took a dramatic turn when her son first started displaying symptoms of schizophrenia in 1998. Here is the story she told us in 2003. We also include an update of what has happened in the past four years.

But Andrew gradually became withdrawn, lost interest in things and his school marks deteriorated. He struggled to concentrate and it became difficult to reason with him. He also showed signs of extreme rebellious behaviour.

 
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