Myth No. 1: People with Schizophrenia are Not Intelligent

“Some studies have that found that people with the condition have more trouble on tests of mental skills such as attention, learning, and memory. But that doesn’t mean they’re not intelligent.

Many creative and smart people throughout history have had schizophrenia, such as Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash. Scientists are even looking into links between genes that may be related to both psychosis and creativity.”