• What is Schizophrenia

    What is Schizophrenia.pdf   Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. People with schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality, and often a significant loss of contact with reality. They may see or hear things that don’t More >>
  • Self-Help Advice

    Self-help Advice Schizophrenia.pdf   Most people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia recover. A third of people diagnosed only ever have one experience of schizophrenia and a further third have occasional episodes. Others live with schizophrenia to varying degrees throughout their life. More >>
  • Types of Schizophrenia

    Types of Schizophrenia.pdf   The different types of schizophrenia are based on the specific symptoms a person is experiencing. Since the symptoms of schizophrenia can change over time, it is possible for a person to have more than one type during their lifetime. More >>
  • Symptoms of Schizophrenia

    Symptoms of Schizophrenia.pdf   When you become unwell, you are likely to show significant changes in your behaviour. For some people this can happen quite suddenly, but for others these changes may occur more gradually. You may become upset, anxious, confused and suspicious of other pe More >>
  • Causes of Schizophrenia

    Causes of schizophrenia.pdf   It is difficult to identify the causes of schizophrenia, but research suggests that several physical, genetic, psychological and environmental factors interact and make people more likely to develop the condition. Current thinking is that some people may More >>
  • Treating Schizophrenia

    Treating Schizophrenia.pdf   The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidelines for treating and managing schizophrenia. It covers psychological treatments, medication and the services that should be made available in hospital and in the communit More >>
  • Living With

    Living with.pdf   Learning to recognise the signs that you are becoming unwell can help you manage your illness. These can include losing your appetite, feeling anxious or stressed or having disturbed sleep. You may also notice some of the milder symptoms developing, such More >>
  • Support for Schizophrenia

    Support for Schizophrenia.pdf   As a friend, relative or partner, you can have a vital role in helping someone recover and reducing the likelihood of them having a relapse; though it can be difficult for you to know how. More >>
  • Childhood schizophrenia

    Childhood schizophrenia.pdf   The earliest indications of childhood schizophrenia may include developmental problems, such as: • Language delays • Late or unusual crawling • Late walking • Other abnormal motor behaviors, such as rocking or arm flapping More >>
  • How is schizophrenia diagnosed

    How is schizophrenia diagnosed.pdf   As is true with virtually any mental-health diagnosis, there is no one test that definitively indicates that someone has schizophrenia. Therefore, health-care practitioners diagnose this disorder by gathering comprehensive medical, family, and mental-heal More >>