TNT's 'Perception' And Paranoid Schizophrenia

"Perception," the TNT series about a neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia, debuted Monday night (July 9), bringing the mental condition into the public eye.

On the show, viewers are introduced to Daniel, played by "Will and Grace"'s Eric McCormack, whose hallucinations from his condition help him to solve crimes.

According to the National Institutes of Health, schizophrenia is experienced by about 1.1 percent of adults in the United States. Among people with schizophrenia, 60 percent have used some sort of health care service to help with their condition, and 64.3 percent have used any sort of service to help with their condition.

People with paranoid-type schizophrenia believe that someone is out to get them, and they are unable to be convinced otherwise. Therefore, they may feel especially guarded, feel incredibly jealous and/or feel incredibly self-important, according to the National Institutes of Health. Read More...


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