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    1. How to Talk to Others About Schizophrenia

      If you or a loved one is being treated for schizophrenia, you may be hesitant to tell others about the condition. But explaining the illness to friends and family is an important step on the way to setting up a support network. Here are some tips to help get that conversation going. There are a lot

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    2. Schizophrenia: How to Ask for Help

      If you're living with schizophrenia, it's important to reach out to a support network that you can rely on for help. Even if taking that first step is hard, it pays off. "We know that people are healthiest when they are in relationships. The very nature of serious mental illness isolates people. So

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    3. Schizophrenia: How to Take Care of Your Health

      If you're getting treated for schizophrenia, take good care of yourself to live 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 City psycholo

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Saving Your Sex Life When You're Depressed

      Chronic depression affects every part of daily life, including sex. It curbs sex drive, yet sex can boost your mood and is important for relationships. And some depression medicines can curb your libido. Breaking this cycle can be hard. How to get out of this funk? There's no one-size-fits-all appro

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