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    1. How to Ask for Help for Schizophrenia

      Everyone needs help now and then. For someone who has a serious medical condition, such as schizophrenia, it’s especially important to have a strong network of people you can turn to when things aren’t going well. "We know that people are healthiest when they are in relationships. The very nature of

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    2. Schizophrenia: How to Take Care of Your Health

      While you get treated for schizophrenia, you’ll also want to take good care of yourself for a fuller, more satisfying life.  "You can increase your confidence and energy, reduce disorganized thoughts, and even become more involved in social activities," says Jacqueline Simon Gunn, PsyD, a New York C

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    3. Schizophrenia: How to Avoid Caregiver Stress

      When someone you love has a major medical condition such as schizophrenia, and you’re taking care of them, you also need to take care of yourself. "Caregivers often feel that they need to do it alone," says Nancy Ford, executive director of the North Shore Schizophrenia Society in Vancouver, Canada.

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    4. How to Talk to Others About Schizophrenia

      When you or someone you’re close to has schizophrenia, you may not want anyone to know. But explaining the illness to friends and family is an important way to help set up a support network. It can be hard to talk about. So use these tips to help get that conversation going. There are a lot of myths

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    5. How to Overcome Obstacles in Your Life: Resilience

      Some people seem to be born with the ability to overcome setbacks with relative ease. It’s a trait that experts call resilience. People with resilience have a greater sense of control over their lives, says psychologist Robert Brooks, PhD. That makes them more willing to take risks. “Also, because o

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    6. When Schizophrenia Appears

      People with schizophrenia can have a hard time telling what’s real and what’s not. They may see things that aren’t there or hold firm beliefs that fly in the face of fact. Understanding schizophrenia’s nature can help patients and their loved ones regain a sense of control. It's crucial to recognize

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    7. Schizophrenia and Relationships

      Penny Frese, PhD, was studying fine arts at Ohio University when she met her future husband. They saw each other for several months, and she noticed he avoided talking about anything personal. "We took a walk in a park, and it was toward the end of summer -- a gorgeous, beautiful day. I confronted h

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    8. Working With Schizophrenia

      You may think holding down a job is too much for someone with schizophrenia. But with treatment, many people can -- and should -- stay in the game. "People feel better about themselves if they're doing something productive," says Steven Jewell, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Northeast Ohio

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    9. Adult Children of Alcoholics

      If you grew up with a parent who had a drinking problem, you probably hoped everything would be OK once you moved out. But chances are, things haven’t gone as smoothly as you’d wished. And you’re not alone. Being raised by an alcoholic can create issues that last a lifetime, says Patricia O'Gorman,

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    10. Q&A With Demi Lovato

      From a field of former Disney teen stars -- think Selena, Miley, plus their older pop sisters Britney and Christina -- Demi Lovato, 21, is one of the most relatable. In 2010, she entered a rehab facility to deal with issues of depression, bulimia, addiction, and cutting, and she's been equally forth

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