Schizophrenia - By Category
Are you or a loved one affected by schizophrenia? Wonder if you're at risk? Just want to learn more? Learn the basics of schizophrenia here: symptoms, diagnosis, basic science and much more.
Life With Schizophrenia
Modern treatments offer a better quality of life with schizophrenia than ever before. Look here for personal stories and useful information about relationships, work, housing, support systems, and self-care for people with schizophrenia.
Help for Families
Loving someone with schizophrenia can make you feel frustrated and powerless sometimes, but you're not alone. Check here for resources, information and links about your rights, how to help, and where to find support for yourself and your loved one.
Treatments for Schizophrenia
Breakthrough medications have revolutionized the treatment of schizophrenia, and are helping more people live satisfying lives with schizophrenia than ever before. Look here for comprehensive information about medications and other therapies.
People with schizophrenia often face added challenges: depression, drug or alcohol abuse, trouble with the law, and more. These complicating issues can make it more difficult for the patient to manage schizophrenic symptoms and life a stable, satisfying life. Learn more about the common comorbidities and complications of schizophrenia, and how to manage them.
Support / Resources
A new diagnosis of schizophrenia raises a lot of questions. Where can I go for help? Are there consumer advocacy groups or government agencies that help patients with schizophrenia and their families? How can I organize a plan to obtain the best care and services? Check here for information, resources, tools, checklists and links to get the help you need.
Getting appropriate social services is crucial for people with schizophrenia. Know what's available and how to gain access to Social Security Disability Insurance, state and local facilities and funds, local Community Service Boards, legal aid societies, crisis centers, shelters, and more.
Your Legal Rights
If you're disabled by schizophrenia, you're entitled to certain services and protections by law. Sometimes, unfortunately, you or your loved ones will have to fight to obtain those services and protections. Start here for information and links to arm you with the knowledge you'll need.
Schizophrenia in Society
Are you curious about schizophrenia in other cultures or other periods of history? Interested to learn more about well-known people with schizophrenia? Looking for portrayals of schizophrenia in movies and books? Start here to explore schizophrenia in the context of culture.
Medical and psychological jargon can make it difficult to understand the information you need. Use this glossary to learn terms related to the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and basic science of schizophrenia.