This free eBook provides an overview on schizophrenia--a chronic and severe disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. It contains basic information about signs and symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and resources for getting help. It is also available in print, HTML, PDF, Mobi, and ePub formats on the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website at www.nimh.nih.gov.
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Table of Contents:
What is schizophrenia? 2
What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? 3
When does schizophrenia start and who gets it? 5
Are people with schizophrenia violent? 6
What causes schizophrenia? 8
How is schizophrenia treated? 11
What are the side effects? 11
How are antipsychotic medications taken,
and how do people respond to them? 13
How can you help a person with schizophrenia? 16
What is the outlook for the future? 16
Audience: People who suspect they, or someone they know, have schizophrenia or have been recently diagnosed, as well as loved ones, will want a copy of this publication to understand the illness, its symptoms, and how it can be treated.
Keywords: schizophrenia, schizophrenia help, schizophrenia diagnosis, schizophrenia treatments, symptoms of schizophrenia, adult schizophrenia, childhood schizophrenia
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