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Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that often debuts in adolescence before the onset of psychotic symptoms in adulthood. This PrimeView summarizes the management of schizophrenia, its underlying mechanisms and effects on patient well-being, and the positive, negative and cognitive symptoms that characterize the disorder.