Click to use the Talking Dictionary119. His Voice Tries to Trick Him


119. Blair is schizophrenic. About one percent of people are schizophrenic. Schizophrenia is a mental condition. Its cause is unknown. There is no cure. Drugs can help a person live with the condition. But these drugs have side effects. Schizophrenia usually occurs in a person's teens. The person starts hearing a voice in his head. Sometimes the voice talks constantly. Sometimes it's quiet. Blair goes to a coffee shop every day. He drinks coffee and smokes cigarettes. He sits at a table by himself. Sometimes the voice talks to Blair about a stranger in the shop. The voice says, "That man is thinking about you. He doesn't like you. He wants to fight. You should fight him." Blair thinks about walking over to the man. He thinks about telling the man to stand up and fight. But Blair knows the voice might be lying to him. He leaves the coffee shop. 3.4


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