Anosognosia describes when an individual is unaware of their mental issues and problems. Meaning 'lack of awareness', anosognosia is associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It seems like sufferers are in denial about their illness but most likely their brain conditions make them unable to recognize or acknowledge their illness. It is thought this contributes to the high percentage of schizophrenic and bipolar patients who stop taking their medication because they feel as if nothing is wrong with them.

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