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  1. Schizophrenia and Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    People with schizophrenia have goals and desires just like people without the illness. These may include starting a family. You can have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby if you have schizophrenia. But there are some things to know. You will want people to help you during your pregnancy and when you are first taking care of your new baby. It's best to talk with your pregnancy doctor ( ...

  2. Schizophrenia - Medicines

    Medicine is the most effective treatment for schizophrenia,and there are many medicines that can help. Medicines may be used for positive or negative symptoms,but they don't work as well for negative symptoms as they do for positive symptoms. During a first psychotic episode or a relapse,you probably will need constant care and may have to go to a hospital. If you already are using ...

  3. Schizophrenia - What Increases Your Risk

    Schizophrenia is a complex illness. Experts don't know what causes it or why some people get it and others don't. But some things make it more likely that a person will develop schizophrenia. These are called risk factors. Having one or more risk factors doesn't mean you will develop the illness,though. You may be at risk for schizophrenia if: Your mother,father,brother,or sister has ...

  4. Antipsychotics for Treating Schizophrenia

    Drug details for First-generation antipsychotics for treating schizophrenia.

  5. Schizophrenia - Treatment Overview

    Finding out that you have schizophrenia can be scary and hard to deal with. But you can treat it. The goals of treatment and recovery are to reduce or stop symptoms,reduce the number of relapses,and develop a personal plan for your recovery by setting and meeting goals for home,work,and relationships. Medicines help your symptoms,and counseling and therapy help you change how you think ...

  6. Schizophrenia - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about schizophrenia: What is schizophrenia? What causes schizophrenia? What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? What happens in schizophrenia? What increases my risk for schizophrenia? Are there different types of schizophrenia? How often does schizophrenia occur? Being diagnosed: Who can diagnose schizophrenia? How is schizophrenia diagnosed? What is a mental health assessment? Getting ...

  7. Schizophrenia - Topic Overview

    What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is an illness that harms how your brain works and how you think. It affects each person in a different way,both on a daily basis and over a lifetime. How society and the people you come in contact with react to schizophrenia also can make a difference in how schizophrenia affects you. They may make it easier or harder for you to cope with the illness. ...

  8. Schizophrenia - Counseling and Therapy

    Counseling and therapy are important parts of treatment. You will work with a mental health professional such as a psychologist,a licensed professional counselor,a clinical social worker,or a psychiatrist. Find a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with. A good therapist not only provides help but gives you support and encouragement. If you don't feel good about working with one ...

  9. Schizophrenia and the Caregiver - Topic Overview

    As a family member or close friend,you may help take care of your loved one who has schizophrenia. You can help your loved one stay in treatment,take his or her medicines,and prevent symptoms from coming back ( relapse ). Along the way,be sure to take care of yourself too. It can be hard to watch a family member who was once happily planning for the future develop symptoms of confusion and ...

  10. Schizophrenia - Cause

    Experts don't know what causes schizophrenia. It may have different causes for different people. In some people,brain chemistry and brain structure are not normal. Family history may play a role. And problems that harm a baby's brain during pregnancy also may help cause it. Genetics: Your chance of developing schizophrenia is greater if your parent,brother,or sister has the illness. 1 ...

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