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Schizophrenia Xplained

Through storytelling

Meet Jackson

Hi! My name is Jackson Smith. I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in August 2014, though I'd been experiencing symptoms since the age of 10. I hope opening up about my condition and sharing my story with Medicine X can help you.

Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, I realized that far too many patients are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. There’s a disconnect between the language that doctors use and what everyday people understand. This can make you feel incredibly hopeless and anxious at an often very difficult time in your life.

We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients – regardless of age, gender, culture or condition – should have access to medical information they can understand! Everyone should feel informed and empowered in order to engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions.

This is why Medicine X was created.


Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X

About Schizophrenia Xplained

Real People

The Schizophrenia Xplained story is based on a real person – Jackson! It reflects his story and his experiences in living with Schizophrenia.

Our Team

The MEDICINE X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!


Many people have contributed to the creation of Schizophrenia Xplained. Thanks to everyone involved!

Community & Xperts

A wide community of people have contributed to the development of Schizophrenia Xplained. The starting point being the story of Jackson, as well those people who participated in our focus group. We also worked with medical experts who reviewed the story to help create reliable and accurate information. Thanks to everyone who helped create Schizophrenia Xplained!

Photo of Prof. Malcolm Hopwood

Prof. Malcolm Hopwood

Professor of Psychiatry

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