I have schizophrenia and have recovered, I do take medication and that's what helped get me here. Most people including doctors don't believe you can recover from an illness such as this, I'm proof that you can. I lead a normal life, own my own home, have good friends, family, full time work at a good salary and take care of my mother. I would like for anyone on here to debate me on how they agree that you can't recover. I will agree there is no cure, but there is a good life after illness if you work at it.