Virtual Simulation of Schizophrenia

Scream, Edvard Munch, 1897

The drug company Janssen has produced a virtual simulation of how a person diagnosed with schizophrenia sees, thinks, and feels. People with schizophenia often report hearing voices that no one else can hear. These are called auditory hallucinations. These voices are often threatening and frightening. Sometimes people diagnosed with schizophrenia believe these voices are in control of their actions or they have to obey them. Sometimes they provide a running commentary on their behaviour, like a football commentator. Often there is more than one voice.

Click on the link below for a short simulation of what it might be like to experience schizophrenia

Virtual Simulation of Schizophrenia

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