Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness variously affecting behavior, thinking, and emotion. The term schizophrenia comes from the Greek words σχίζω (schizo, split or divide) and φρενός (phrenos, mind) and can be translated as "shattered mind". ...

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Schizophrenia Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of schizophrenia may include: Delusions — personal beliefs not based in reality, such as paranoia that you''re being persecuted or conspired against Bizarre delusions — ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Researchers haven''t identified the cause or causes of schizophrenia, although they believe genetic factors play a role. Chemical or subtle structural abnormalities in the brain may contribute to caus...
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Schizophrenia Treatment

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Treatment
... Antipsychotic medications, also known as neuroleptics, are the cornerstone of treatment. Until the 1990s, antipsychotics generally were much more effective in controlling positive symptoms than negati...
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Schizophrenia Support

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Coping skills
... For family members and friends of people with schizophrenia, coping with the illness may involve a significant commitment of time and effort. Support groups Support groups can be a valuable part of a ...
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Schizophrenia Other

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Schizophrenia
... What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a type of mental illness known as a "psychosis." A psychosis is a mental illness in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. At ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Schizophrenia
... What is it? Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime – more than 2 million Americans suff...
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Schizophrenia Treatment

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Inside Schizophrenia: Before and After Treatment
... Introduction Early in July 1995, a severely agitated and depressed young woman came into my office. She complained that she was experiencing visual and auditory hallucinations, the voices coming from ...
Source: HealthWorld

Healing Through Homeopathy: Schizophrenia
... Schizophrenia is considered by most physicians to be very difficult to treat. Psychotropic medications may suppress the frank psychotic symptoms, however they create additional problems due to their m...
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Schizophrenia Articles

  • Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: An Update from the NIMH
    ... A child's stage of development must be taken into account when considering a diagnosis of mental illness.1 Behaviors that are normal at one age may not be at another. Rarely, a healthy young child...
  • Gene Hunting
    ... Many years of research have demonstrated that vulnerability to mental illnesses—such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, early-onset depression, anxiety disorders, autism, and attention deficit hype...
  • Medications
    ... This booklet is designed to help mental health patients and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of the treatment of mental health problems. It is important for you to...
  • Schizophrenia
    ... Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime—more than 2 million Americans suffer from the ...
  • Schizophrenia Gene Variant Linked to Risk Traits
    ... Researchers at the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have identified a relationship between a small section of one gene, the brain chemical messenger glutamate, and a collection of ...
  • The Numbers Count
    ... Mental Disorders in America Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 22.1 percent of Americans ages 18 and older—about 1 in 5 adults—suffer from a diagnos...
  • When Someone Has Schizophrenia
    ... Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder—the most chronic and disabling of the severe mental illnesses. The first signs of schizophrenia, which typically emerge in young people in their teens o...
  • Women Hold Up Half the Sky
    ... Women and Mental Health Research Mental illnesses affect women and men differently—some disorders are more common in women, and some express themselves with different symptoms. Scientists are only n...

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