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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling mental disorder. A person with schizophrenia might see or hear things that others don’t, have bizarre beliefs, and suspect that others are plotting against him because he has a special mission in the world. Schizophrenia can be treated with medicines.

If you or someone close to you has schizophrenia, you will be able to find support and information from our online support group for schizophrenia.

 

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Unraveling Mechanisms of Ventricular Enlargement in Schizophrenia Patients
New study unravels the mechanism that leads to enlarged cerebral ventricles, which are found in 80 percent of individuals with schizophrenia. The find.....
Early Intervention May Not Delay schizophrenia Progression
Early intervention in schizophrenia may not slow or stop mental decline, according to the study led by the Stony Brook University researchers, publish.....
Very Long-term Medication for Schizophrenia is Safe: Study
Taking antipsychotic drugs for longer periods is found to be safe and effective in the fight against schizophrenia, reports a new study. The findings .....
Air Pollution: Kids Who Grow Up in Highly Polluted Areas are More Prone to Schizophrenia
Children who grow up in areas with heavy air pollution are more likely to develop mental health problems such as schizophrenia, reports a new study.
Vitamin Deficiency Common among Some People with Schizophrenia in Poorer Nations
People with schizophrenia in poorer nations are more prone to vitamin deficiency pellagra, reports a new study. The findings of the study are publishe.....


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Anosognosia - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Anosognosia is the lack of awareness or insight in a patient to understand that he/she has a disease, in spite of clinical evidence. It is a symptom of severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and the most important reason why these patients refuse medication or don’t seek treatment... Read More
Delusions Types, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
Delusions are firm beliefs by the person of something that is not logically or practically possible. The cause of delusions is believed to be unrealistic expectation and reasoning of a situation... Read More



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