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25 Oct

What is Paranoid Schizophrenia?

Of the different types of schizophrenia that exist today, paranoid schizophrenia is the most common. Doctors today refer to paranoid schizophrenia as “schizophrenia with paranoia.” Types of schizophrenia are classified based upon the most prominent symptom that a patient displays at the time of diagnosis. The two main symptoms of schizophrenia with paranoia are: Severe […]

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11 Oct

Dealing with Delusions in Schizophrenia

What Are Delusions? While hallucinations are defined as “false perceptions,” defines delusions as “false beliefs or misinterpretations of events and their significance.” In other words, hallucinations are characterized by sensory experiences, and delusions are characterized by cognitive ones. Paranoia plays an enormous role in delusions as a symptom of schizophrenia. A person with schizophrenia […]

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05 Oct

Understanding Hallucinations and the Role They Play in Schizophrenia

Between 10% and 27% of our nation’s population has experienced a hallucination at some point in their lives, but only 1% of those are schizophrenic. Hallucinations are called “false perceptions.” They cause a person to believe they are seeing, feeling, smelling, tasting, or touching something when they are not. Hallucinations are not the same as […]

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26 Sep

Four Myths Surrounding the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Though approximately 3.2 million Americans battle schizophrenia, many myths about the disorder still exist. Many of us think we know what schizophrenia looks like, but schizophrenia is often misrepresented in the movies, books, and television shows that we are exposed to.. Here are four myths about schizophrenia that should be dispelled: 1. Schizophrenia cannot be […]

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19 Sep

4 Steps to Preventing Schizophrenic Relapse

According to a Healthgrades, eighty to ninety percent of patients with schizophrenia will experience a post-diagnosis relapse at some point in their lives. This does not mean, however, that relapses cannot be avoided in some cases. Here are four important steps to take in preventing a schizophrenia relapse:

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15 Aug

Recognizing Schizophrenia in Young Adults

At their onset, symptoms of schizophrenia in teenagers may not seem all that different from stereotypical adolescent behavior: moodiness, insomnia, trouble making or keeping friends, and not making good grades. These habits can intensify and morph into much more dangerous symptoms in those who are developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia typically manifests in those entering their adolescence […]

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08 Aug

Using Physical Exercise to Combat Schizophrenia

According to a 2016 article from researchers at UCLA, physical exercise can be used to help combat mental illness. Antipsychotic drugs can help individuals deal with impairing symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations, but studies have shown that these drugs do little to reverse the brain and personality changes that schizophrenia can cause. Some of […]

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03 Aug

Very Early-Onset Schizophrenia: What You Need to Know

Schizophrenia often manifests in early adolescence, typically between ages 13 and 18. This is known as early-onset schizophrenia, as opposed to adult-onset schizophrenia which appears later in life. In a small number of cases, however, symptoms of schizophrenia begin to appear in early childhood, sometimes as early as infancy. If a child develops schizophrenia prior […]

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01 Aug

What Doctors are Involved in Schizophrenia Treatment?

When it comes to mental health care, specifically the treatment of schizophrenia, choosing the right doctors and therapists is critical to patients’ wellbeing. Determining which types of doctors and therapists are necessary for the treatment of these patients can be confusing and even intimidating. It’s important to have a grasp on the doctors and therapists […]

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27 Jul

A Look at Therapies Used to Treat Schizophrenia

If you or a loved one is dealing with schizophrenia, it can be difficult to try and wade through all of the different types of therapy recommended to you. You may find yourself unable to keep them all straight, and you might not fully understand what each of them entails. Let’s take a look at […]

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