Schizophrenia: A Self-Portrait

Schizophrenia: A Self-Portrait

Craig Finn, who suffers from schizophrenia, created this captivating self-portrait “Schizophrenia/Internal Symmetry.” This painting artistically illustrates the sensory overload that leads to distorted perceptions in individuals with schizophrenia. This image is often used to help undergraduate psychology students understand the experience of individuals with schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a debilitating disorder that affects people and often persists throughout their lifetime. This disorder is characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and reality distortions. Craig Finn’s painting might help shed some light into the daily reality of individuals with schizophrenia.

Image Credits
Feature: Vitold Muratov at Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons
Body: Craig Finn at Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons