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29 Jun

Combating Suicide in People With Schizophrenia

According to Dr. Michael Roizen, suicide is the leading cause of premature death in people with schizophrenia. 1 in 10 people will take his own life which is exponentially higher than the national average, which says that 1 in 10,000 people will take his own life. The reasons for this high rate of suicide in […]

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27 Jun

How Can I Help My Loved One Who Has Schizophrenia?

When a friend or family member is suffering mentally or physically, the first instinct many of us have is to do whatever we can to try to help them. However, most of us don’t understand where to begin when it comes to helping those we care about who is suffering from schizophrenia or other psychotic […]

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22 Jun

What Does A Schizophrenia Diagnosis Mean For A Patient?

Contrary to the stigma surrounding schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, people who have these disorders can often still live fairly normal lives with the help of proper treatment, including therapies and medication. We have the tendency to believe that people who are schizophrenic will be violent and that they may cause bodily harm to themselves […]

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20 Jun

When Do Symptoms of Schizophrenia Appear?

Symptoms of Schizophrenia and Times of Onset The symptoms of schizophrenia vary in different cases, as do the ages that symptoms appear in different patients. The manner in which schizophrenia develops and manifests depends on the onset, severity, and duration of the symptoms, according to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. People do not often […]

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15 Jun

What Are The Risk Factors For Schizophrenia?

While the cause of schizophrenia is not actually known, research has led doctors to certain risk factors and possible triggers of the disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic, these links are often a combination of genetic makeup, brain chemistry, and a person’s environment. Scientists have found differences in the biology and construction of the brains […]

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13 Jun

What Does The Diagnosis Process for Psychosis Look Like?

When a person first sees a doctor for symptoms of psychosis, it is often at the urging of a loved one. Typically, people dealing with psychosis are too confused by or ashamed of their conditions to go to a doctor on their own. It is important that the families and friends of people with psychosis […]

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08 Jun

What Are Some Treatment Options for Psychosis?

Psychosis can be a scary disorder, but just like most disorders, it can be treated. Mental health professionals often use a combination of antipsychotic medication and psychological therapies in treating psychosis. Antipsychotic medications treat psychosis at its source by blocking dopamine transmitters in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter involved in transmitting messages throughout the […]

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06 Jun

How Does a Person With Psychosis Act?

Psychosis rears its head in many different ways in different patients. Some people experiencing psychosis may have positive experiences, like seeing a deceased loved one or hearing his or her voice. But others have much more negative experiences, which can lead to harmful thoughts and behaviors and contribute to the stigmas we place on people […]

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30 May

Hearing Voices: What You Need to Know

Hearing voices has been stereotyped as something that only occurs in unstable people. What most people do not realize is that hearing voices is actually more common than they might think and can happen to any of us. According to studies, an estimated four percent of adults are reported to hear voices, and of those, […]

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15 May

Are There a lot of People with Schizophrenia?

Frequency of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders occur every community regardless of ethnicity, class, religion, race or socioeconomics. Rates of schizophrenia are generally similar worldwide – about .5% to 1.0% of the population. In the United States, that comes out to 7.2 people per 1,000, which means that a city with a population of […]

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