Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a significant mental disorder that affects approximately 1 in every 150 people around the world.  Symptoms most commonly emerge in early adulthood.  Schizophrenia is the most common cause of psychotic disturbances. A psychotic state may include hallucinations, irrational thinking and beliefs, and abnormal behavior.

Effective medications to relieve symptoms and help prevent serious episodes of illness have been widely used for over 50 years.

Understanding the condition and understanding the most important features of treatment allow the patient to live most comfortably with this chronic health problem.

The information below should provide a great deal of useful information.

 

  • The Center Cannot Hold by Saks
  • The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness by Schiller & Bennett
  • Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia by Richard McLean

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