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  1. 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.

  2. Types of Schizophrenia

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

  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: An Overview

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

  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 Types and Symptoms

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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

  10. Schizophrenia - When to Call a Doctor

    Call or other emergency services if you (or someone you care about who has schizophrenia ): Are thinking about suicide or are threatening suicide. Hear voices that tell you to hurt yourself or someone else or to do something illegal,such as destroy property or steal. Notice warning signs of violence towards others,such as thinking or talking about harming someone or becoming aggressive. ...

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