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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Schizophrenia - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical history and your mental health and about any odd experiences you may have had,such as hearing voices or having confusing thoughts. You also will have a physical exam. Your doctor also may suggest tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms or to diagnose other schizophrenia disorders. These tests may include blood tests and a ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Causes of Schizophrenia

    What causes schizophrenia?

  8. Schizophrenia: Are People With Schizophrenia Violent?

    Are people with schizophrenia violent?

  9. Schizophrenia: What About Substance Abuse?

    Substance abuse and schizophrenia.

  10. Schizophrenia: Symptoms

    Schizophrenia symptoms.

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