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Schizophrenia: Most Popular Articles

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What It's Like to Have 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.
The Positive and Negative Symptoms of...
Are you having experiences that seem unreal? Are you concerned about strange behavior in a loved one? Learn to understand and describe the symptoms of schizophrenia, so that you can communicate them to a doctor.
Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Used to Treat...
In the early 1990s a new class of drugs were developed to treat the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia. These drugs, the atypical antipsychotics, have proven generally as effective as the antispychotics developed decades earlier, with fewer extrapyrimidal side effects. This list of the atypical antipsychotics provides links to drug safety information from the drug manufacturers' websites.
How Schizophrenia Is Diagnosed
The better you understand the language and the process of diagnosing schizophrenia, the better you can communicate with your doctor. Remember that only a psychologist or psychiatrist can rule out or diagnose schizophrenia.
Who Gets Schizophrenia?
Although the overall incidence of schizophrenia in the United States is close to 1%, different groups have a greater or lesser likelihood of developing the illness. This article from your About Guide to Schizophrenia reviews the incidence of schizophrenia among different groups of people, which scientists are using as clues to help find the cause.
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 (the symptoms you continue to have even when you’re relatively well) 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. Page 2.
What Causes Schizophrenia?
Genes play a key role in developing schizophrenia, although they can't predict the illness on their own. Genes seem to make a person vulnerable to another factor that brings the illness on. Page 2.
Schizophrenia Symptoms and Diagnosis
What are the main symptoms of schizophrenia? How is a diagnosis of schizophrenia made?
What is Schizophrenia?
Does schizophrenia affect you or a loved one? Just want to learn more? Start here for basic information about schizophrenia, with links to more in-depth information.
Flattened Affect
Definition of the term, flattened affect.
Questions doctors ask to diagnose schizophrenia
Worried about having schizophrenia? You wonder what a psychiatrist will ask during the first visit? Here is what to expect.
Schizophrenia versus schizoaffective disorder
What are the differences between schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder?
Why Do People With Schizophrenia Smoke?
Why do people with schizophrenia smoke so much? Nicotine actually relieves the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia. Learn how that works, and what it means for people with the illness.
Top 5 Social Programs for People With...
Even in remission, people with schizophrenia usually have some degree of long-term disability from residual symptoms, and their ability to earn income is usually affected as well. The programs listed here exist to provide a safety net to help meet your basic needs for housing, food and medical care. This list provides links to official government websites for these programs, to help you learn if you're eligible and how to apply.
How is Schizophrenia Treated?
Whether you've been diagnosed with schizophrenia or are concerned for a loved one or friend, you'll want to understand what treatments are available. Start here for an overview.
What do I need to know about the negative...
What are the negative symptoms of schizophrenia?
Positive symptoms in schizophrenia
What are the positive symptoms of schizophrenia?
Patient's perspective: A Beautiful Mind (the...
A patient's perspective: A Beautiful Mind, the movie
Schizophrenia: Myths and Facts
Common myths about schizophrenia
Coping with schizophrenia
Be prepared! Help your doctor help you!
Schizophrenia warning signs
schizophrenia onset, early warning signs, prodrome, prodromal phase, early diagnosis
The Schizophrenia Concept: Timeline Highlights
What are the roots of our current thinking about the concept of schizophrenia?
Paranoid
Definition of the term, paranoid
Negative Symptoms
Definitions of the term, negative symptoms.
Delusion
Definition of the term, delusion
Psychosis
Definition of the term, psychosis
Decompensate
Definition of the term, decompensate.
Polygenic
Definition of the term, polygenic.
Hallucination
Definition of the term, hallucination
Highlights in the History of Schizophrenia
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Dopamine
Definition of the term, dopamine
Positive Symptoms
Definition of the term, positive symptoms.
Neurotransmitter
Definition of the term, neurotransmitter
Epidemiology
Definition of the term, epidemiology
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