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How do you cope with schizophrenia?
Be prepared! Help your doctor help you! The best results are seen when doctors and patients work together.

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Schizophrenia - Many Types of Symptoms and Diagnosis
What are the main symptoms of schizophrenia? How is a diagnosis of schizophrenia made?

What questions will your doctor ask to diagnose schizophrenia?
Worried about having schizophrenia? You wonder what a psychiatrist will ask during the first visit? Here is what to expect.

The Experience of Paranoia in Schizophrenia
Paranoia is often present in schizophrenia. In this article your About Schizophrenia Expert discusses the experience of paranoia from a patient's perspective.

Positive Symptoms in Schizophrenia
The positive symptoms are one of the symptoms clusters counting toward a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Start here for an overview that will help you understand what they are.

How is Schizophrenia Diagnosed?
The better you understand the language and the process of diagnosing schizophrenia, the better you can communicate with your doctor.

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Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
The negative symptoms are where there is a decrease or a loss in a mental function compared to normal functioning. Learn more.

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Independence and Relationships 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.

Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs for Schizophrenia
Atypical antipsychotics have proven generally as effective as the antipsychotics developed decades earlier, with fewer extrapyramidal​ side effects.

How Antipyschotics Work: Dopamine Partial Agonism
How do antipsychotics work? What is partial dopamine antagonism and what role does it play in the treatment of schizophrenia?

Hearing Voices in Schizophrenia
Auditory hallucinations or hearing voices are core symptoms of schizophrenia. Learn what hearing voices is like from a patient's perspective.

What Is It Like to Experience Schizophrenia?
The most basic processes of perceiving and thinking are affected by schizophrenia. Read about the internal experience of delusions and hallucinations.

What's It Like to Have Schizophrenia?
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Schizophrenia Risks - 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.

Neurochemical Theories of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia involves abnormal neurotransmitter levels, and most current treatments are based upon regulating neurotransmitters. Whether neurotransmitter irregularities are a cause or an effect of the disease is not clear.

What are the most common myths about schizophrenia?
What are common myths about schizophrenia and how

Schizophrenia Versus Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia and schizoaffective are two different disorders. This article discusses the relevant differences why that matters. From your About Schizophrenia Expert Guide.

What Are the Earliest Signs of Schizophrenia?
Early diagnosis is the foundation for early intervention, which is the path to recovery. From your About Schizophrenia Expert Guide.

Developmental Theories of Schizophrenia
Developmental theories of schizophrenia explore things that may have gone wrong during fetal and infant brain development.

Stress Theories of Schizophrenia
Stress alone cannot cause schizophrenia, although schizophrenia creates a lot of stress in families' and individuals' lives. However, people with schizophrenia are sensitive to stress and must manage a routine in order to avoid relapse.

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Causes of Schizophrenia - What Causes Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a complex disease of the brain. Although scientists continue to learn about schizophrenia, the exact cause of the illness is still not known. This article from your About Guide to Schizophrenia explains the current understanding about the causes of schizophrenia.

Genetic Factors In 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.

Infectious Disease Theories of Schizophrenia
There is some evidence that schizophrenia may be caused by an infectious disease interacting with an underlying genetic vulnerability.

Patient's Perspective: A Beautiful Mind
A patient's perspective: A Beautiful Mind, the movie

The Definition of Flat Affect and Schizophrenia
The term flat affect's definition is a lack of emotional expression and impaired social functioning often seen in those with schizophrenia

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Understanding Delusions In Schizophrenia
Fixed ideas are part of the experience of psychosis. This article discusses a few of he more common delusions associated with schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia, Mental Illness and Therapy
Schizophrenia is a misunderstood mental illness.While people try to get rid of schizophrenia, it's often misdiagnosed as multiple personality disorder

Thinking process abnormalities in schizophrenia
There are different levels and types of disorganized thinking in schizophrenia. In this article your About Schizophrenia Expert presents what disorganized thinking

The neuroscience of schizophrenia
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Glossary Of Schizophrenia Terms Beginning With B
Find definitions of words that you might find in connection with schizophrenia beginning with the letter B.

Schizophrenia: Your Legal Rights
If you're disabled by schizophrenia, you're entitled to certain services and protections by law. Sometimes, unfortunately, you or your loved ones will have to fight to obtain those services and protections. Start here for information and links to arm you with the knowledge you'll need.

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Affect refers to the experience of feeling emotions. It also refers to the display of emotions, which is assessed as part of the standard mental status examination.

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Stress and Schizophrenia
It is stressful to live with schizophrenia. But can stress in turn make the symptoms of schizophrenia worse? This article discusses the complex relationship between schizophrenia and stress.

Typical and Atypical Antipsychotics
How are atypical antipsychotics different than typical antipsychotics? Are they better medications, worse, or just about the same? Find the answer to these questions in this article from your About Schizophrenia Expert Guide.

What Do Hallucinations Feel Like in Schizophrenia?
Hallucinations are part of schizophrenia. This article focuses on what experiencing hallucinations feels like from a patient's perspective.

What are the Symptoms of Schizophrenia?
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.

The Schizophrenia Concept: Timeline Highlights
What are the roots of our current thinking about the concept of schizophrenia?