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  1. Mental Health and Shared Psychotic Disorder

    WebMD explains shared psychotic disorder, including its symptoms and treatment.

  2. Types of Schizophrenia

    There are actually several types of schizophrenia, each with its own characteristics. Get an overview of each type.

  3. Schizophrenia Diagnosis

    There is no test that can make a schizophrenia diagnosis. WebMD explains how doctors use an assessment of symptoms to decide if patients are suffering from schizophrenia.

  4. Schizophrenia and Suicide

    WebMD explains the connection between suicidal behavior and schizophrenia, including risk factors for suicide among people with schizophrenia and suicide prevention for people with schizophrenia.

  5. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Schizophrenia

    If you've just been diagnosed with schizophrenia, WebMD offers a list of questions you might want to ask your doctor.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Childhood Schizophrenia - Topic Overview

    Schizophrenia in children younger than 15 years of age is rare. Sometimes autism,depression,anxiety,or other conditions are confused with childhood schizophrenia. In general,the condition develops slowly. The child usually starts by having problems in school,at home,and in social situations. Children with schizophrenia often hear voices and other noises that other people do not hear ...

  8. Schizophrenia - Symptoms

    Schizophrenia has many symptoms,and having one or more of the symptoms doesn't mean you have schizophrenia. Symptoms usually start during your teen years or early adulthood. They may appear suddenly or may develop gradually. When symptoms develop gradually,they may be confused with other conditions that have similar symptoms,such as depression or anxiety disorders. You may not know you ...

  9. Schizophrenia - Recovery

    Recovery from schizophrenia is a journey of healing and change. It will help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Recovery doesn't always mean you are symptom-free. It begins with treatment and usually is a lifelong process. In the recovery process,you learn to cope with your symptoms and challenges,find and meet your goals,and develop the support you need. There are 10 principles ...

  10. Types of Schizophrenia - Topic Overview

    There are several types of schizophrenia. The most common type is paranoid schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia People with paranoid schizophrenia have frightening thoughts and hear threatening voices. This causes them to act afraid or to argue with other people. Sometimes they attack other people or objects in their surroundings because they are afraid of them. This type of schizophrenia ...

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