Suffering From Paranoid Schizophrenia

NPR's Tovia Smith profiles a Massachusetts couple whose son suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, like Russell Weston, the alleged Capitol shooter. The disease, which can cause delusional and violent episodes, is treatable, but it is difficult to force a person to take medication.



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