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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Schizophrenia - What Happens

    Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start in the late teens to mid-20s for men and the late 20s to 30s for women. 1 The symptoms may start suddenly or happen gradually. Men tend to have more severe symptoms than women do. 2 Children and younger teens also may develop symptoms,but this is rare. How it starts The first symptoms of schizophrenia may be overlooked. They are often the same as ...

  5. Schizophrenia: Encouraging Social Skills - Topic Overview

    The negative symptoms of schizophrenia can be hard to treat. Medicines do not always work well for these symptoms,which include finding little or no pleasure in life and feeling no emotions. Negative symptoms may be harder to deal with than positive symptoms,because they often are long-lasting and may make your loved one appear to be concerned only about himself or herself. To help you deal ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Antipsychotics for Treating Schizophrenia

    Drug details for First-generation antipsychotics for treating schizophrenia.

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...

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