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Addictions

Living with Schizophrenia

“Your daughter has schizophrenia,” I told the woman. “Oh, my God, anything but that,” she replied. “Why couldn’t she have leukemia or some other disease instead?” “But if she...
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Antipsychotics

Schizophrenia Fact Sheet

Speak the word “schizophrenia” and you’ll likely receive reactions peppered with misunderstanding and fear. The disorder is largely shrouded in myths, stereotypes and stigma. For instance, many equate schizophrenia...
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Disorders

Top 10 Signs of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by a broad range of unusual behaviors that cause profound disruption in the lives of the patients suffering from the condition —...
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Disorders

What Causes Schizophrenia?

The causes of schizophrenia, like all mental disorders, are not completely understood or known at this time. There is no known single cause of schizophrenia. Many diseases, such as...
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Disorders

Types of Schizophrenia

The kinds of symptoms that are utilized to make a diagnosis of schizophrenia differ between affected people and may change from one year to the next within the same...
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Symptoms of Schizophrenia

The first signs of schizophrenia often appear as confusing, or even shocking, changes in behavior. Coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia can be especially difficult for family members who...
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All About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia occurs in about 1 percent of the general population. That means that more than 3 million Americans suffer from the illness. The disorder manifests itself in a...
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Medications for Schizophrenia

Antipsychotic medications have been available since the mid-1950s. They have greatly improved the outlook for individual patients. These medications reduce the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and usually allow the...
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Antipsychotic Medications

Medications for Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders A person who is psychotic is out of touch with reality. People with psychosis may hear “voices” or have strange and illogical ideas...
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A Troubled Childhood

I started out as a very troubled child. I had many problems and brushes with the law because of it. I was constantly battling my parents because I thought...
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Only 16

I am currently 16 years old and live in New Jersey. When I was 6 years old, my parents got a divorce and I moved around New Jersey and...
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