Keeping Jani Alive: The Perils Of Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia

On a trip to a park near their home in Valencia, Calif., last week, a boy approached Michael Schofield and his six-year-old daughter January, called Jani, to admire their dog, trading stories with Jani about his own dog. Then, without warning, Jani hit the boy in the chest. "She hit him in the chest because Wednesday-the-rat told her to," Schofield said. But Wednesday-the-rat is not a contrived, "devil made me do it" excuse to punch someone. Jani suffers from schizophrenia, a chronic,...Full Story
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