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What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality, and there may be positive, negative and cognitive symptoms.


Symptoms

“Positive” symptoms:

-Hallucinations

-Delusions

-Thought disorders (unusual or dysfunctional ways of thinking)

-Movement disorders (agitated body movements)

Negative symptoms:

-“Flat affect” (reduced expression of emotions via facial expression or voice tone)

-Reduced feelings of pleasure in everyday life

-Difficulty beginning and sustaining activities

-Reduced speaking

Cognitive symptoms:

-Poor “executive functioning” - the ability to understand information and use it to make decisions

-Trouble focusing or paying attention

-Problems with “working memory” - the ability to use information immediately after learning it


Treatments & Therapies

-Antipsychotics

-Psychosocial treatments

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/psychotherapies/index.shtml

-Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC)

Combination of medication, psychosocial therapies, case management, family involvement, supported education and employment services


Where To Begin

Making an appointment with a mental health provider
Talking to your Doctor
Support Groups

All information taken from:

NIMH - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health. (2015). Depression (NIH Publication No. 15-3561). Bethesda, MD: U.S. Government Printing Office.