Better Health – Schizoaffective Disorder
Estimates suggest that as many as one in three people diagnosed with schizophrenia actually have schizoaffective disorder. Diagnosis can be difficult because the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder are so similar to that of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
This article from Better Health describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of schizoaffective disorder.
HelpGuide.org – Schizophrenia Resources
“Schizophrenia can be a frightening diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to define your life. While finding the right treatment can take time and setbacks are common, most people with schizophrenia get better over time, not worse. With the right medication, therapy, and support, many people with schizophrenia are able to control their symptoms, gain greater independence, and lead rich, fulfilling lives.”
This collection of resources from HelpGuide.org offers an excellent and comprehensive overview of schizophrenia for those who suffer from it or care for someone who does. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia in yourself or others, how to manage symptoms and deal with emergencies that may arise, and more potentially life saving information.
Medical News Today – Schizophrenia Resources
Medical News Today publishes the latest on schizophrenia from universities and journals throughout the world. Content is updated regularly and articles are well sourced and fact-checked.
NAMI – Fact Sheet About Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective disorder can be difficult to diagnose because it has symptoms of both schizophrenia and either depression or bipolar disorder. This fact sheet from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) about schizoaffective disorder is intended to help increase awareness and understanding of this relatively rare disorder.
NIMH – Schizophrenia Resources
The National Institute of Mental Health offers authoritative information about the latest in mental disorder topics and research, including schizophrenia.
VeryWellMind.com – Schizophrenia Resources
VeryWellMind.com seeks to provide answers to all of your questions pertaining to schizophrenia. Articles are comprehensive and easy to follow covering information on diagnosis and treatment, causes and risk factors, and much more.
Schizophrenia Support Groups
Psych Central Forums – Schizoaffective Disorder
For information and support for schizoaffective disorder.
Psych Central Forums – Schizophrenia & Psychosis
A place for folks who have a schizophrenic, delusional or psychotic disorder, as well as support for their loved ones and family.
Schizophrenia & Related Disorders Alliance of America
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) provides support and training in the organization of Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA) groups, and Sponsor SA and Family and Friends (FFS) conference call support groups. They additionally provide newsletters and an online resource library to promote advocacy and education in order to eliminate discrimination and increase access to treatment for those afflicted with schizophrenia.
Newburn, P. (2020). Schizophrenia Resources. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 6, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/schizophrenia/schizophrenia-resources/