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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: An Overview

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

  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 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Relapse of Schizophrenia - Topic Overview

    A relapse can happen when you have schizophrenia. In a relapse, your symptoms return and may be so severe that they cause a psychotic episode. This means you can't tell the difference between what is real and what isn't real. A relapse or a psychotic episode can be very intense and scary.Preventing a relapseYou can do some things to help prevent a relapse:Take your medicines as your doctor suggests. Not taking medicine is the main cause of relapse. Reduce stress in your life. This may result in fewer relapses. For more information on reducing stress, see the topic Stress Management. Don't drink alcohol or use illegal drugs. Go to your counseling sessions and classes even when you don't feel like it or when you think they are not helping you. Join a self-help or support group. Self-help and support groups are usually run by the members of the group, not health professionals.Learn the first signs of relapse, and seek help early. Common signs of relapse include: Staying away from or not

  9. Schizophrenia: When Hospital Care is Needed - Topic Overview

    People who have schizophrenia sometimes have to spend time in the hospital. This can be because of severe symptoms or for other reasons. You may have to go to the hospital if you: Are having a psychotic episode. This means you can't tell the difference between what is real and what is not real. Talk about suicide or hurting yourself or others. Have severe medicine side effects,such as ...

  10. 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 ...

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