Schizophrenia is a pervasive global illness that transcends country and ethnicity, but that doesn’t mean it’s experienced the same everywhere. A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry reveals patients in America, Ghana, and India report different experiences with the voices they hear, and the results could have a clinical impact.
Update, August 7, 2014: This post and headline have been revised to read "Ghanaians" instead of "Africans."
Correction, August 8, 2014: This video originally showed the Spanish flag when it should have shown the Indian flag.
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