• 13'
  • Author : Solène Oeino
  • 14-04-2019
  • Master : 2853

SCHIZOPHRENICS | M6 | 66 minutes

There are believed to be 600,000 people suffering from schizophrenia in France. An illness that is little known and understood, which affects all classes of the population and causes concern. It is regularly splashed across the headlines because of unusual cases of assault or murder. And yet in the vast majority of cases, people suffering from schizophrenia exhibit impressive troubles, but which are often more dangerous to themselves than to others. Psychiatrists estimate that only one sufferer in every 200 could present an eventual threat to society.  What is this disease? Who are its sufferers? How are they treated? Do they have any chance of being cured one day? To answer these questions, we met with Christopher. He suffered his first crisis some ten years ago and then, following a relapse, he lost everything. He’s been hospitalized for two years and is now trying to rebuild his life. He has suffered greatly from the stigmatization surrounding this disease and has now made it his crusade. In Marseille, Professor Naudin strives to calm patients in crisis. Exceptionally, he offered to open the doors of his department to us. We met men and women suffering greatly, swinging wildly between lucidity and delirium, but who are prepared to do everything to break free. A journey into the heart of schizophrenia.