Life With Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Symptom Monitor
The schizophrenia symptom monitor on the About.com InHealth site can help you understand how well your symptoms are controlled, how your symptoms are affecting your life, and what to talk about with your doctor. It's free and completely confidential.
Living With Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a chronic disease, and you should plan for times of remission and times of relapse. Even in remission, your residual symptoms will effect all aspects of your life. This article from your About Guide to Schizophrenia gives you concrete suggestions to help you improve you independent living skills and social relationships.
The Internal Experience of Schizophrenia
In schizophrenia, the most basic processes of perceiving and thinking are affected by the illness. Whether you want your loved ones to understand you better, are concerned for someone who's ill, or are simply curious, this article describes the internal experience of delusions, hallucinations, and more. From your About Guide to Schizophrenia.
Stress aggravates the symptoms of schizophrenia and can be a major contributor to an episode of decompensation. The A.D.A.M. Healthcare Center brings you this in-depth review of the physiology and psychology of stress will help you anticipate and avoid or compensate for potential stressors in your life.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Safe, appropriate housing is critical to long term quality of life for people with schizophrenia. The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) website provides useful information on homelessness specific to the mentally ill, as well as information about laws, resources, and programs.
Surgeon General's Report: Schizophrenia Requires Wraparound Services
Living well with schizophrenia requires a constellation of services to make sure the patient doesn't fall through the cracks. Be an informed consumer, and make sure your care meets these standards. This report from the Surgeon General explains how service delivery teams must work together to support patients with severe mental illnesses.