Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition that causes a range of different psychological symptoms - including hallucinations, delusions, muddled thoughts based on hallucinations or delusions, and changes in behaviour - that mean a person may not be able to distinguish their own thoughts and ideas from reality.

Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.

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