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  1. Types of Schizophrenia

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

  2. 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.

  3. Schizophrenia: Choosing a Doctor and Therapist

    Find out how to find the right doctor and/or therapist to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.

  4. Schizophrenia Types and Symptoms

    WebMD helps you understand the types of schizophrenia and the symptoms.

  5. Schizophrenia: An Overview

    Schizophrenia is a fairly common and debilitating mental illness. Learn more, including causes, symptoms, types, and treatments.

  6. Schizophrenia Exams and Tests

    To diagnose schizophrenia, one has first to rule out any medical illness that may be the actual cause of the behavioral changes. Learn more.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ( ...

  10. Schizophrenia - For Family and Friends

    Schizophrenia affects everyone around the person who has the illness. It can be hard to watch a family member or friend develop symptoms and perhaps act in very different ways. Family and friends may feel helpless,but they play an important role in the life and treatment of people who have schizophrenia. As a family member or close friend,you may help support or take care of your loved one. ...

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