A recent study confirmed the results of a 1982 survey that indicated half of
people who had a cat as a child were diagnosed with mental illnesses later in
life as opposed to 42% who did not.
Three studies linked cat ownership in childhood to be significantly more
common in families where a child is later diagnosed... Read more
This SharePost will cover my thoughts on schizophrenia recovery outcomes.
In the book Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th edition, E. Fuller Torrey, MD lists the
10-year course of schizophrenia... Read more
This month's SharePost is about schizophrenia and anxiety. A significant number of individuals diagnosed with this illness also have co-occurring anxiety.
Emotional symptoms include trouble focusing, irritability, restlessness, depression. Physical symptoms include sweating, headache, dizziness, trembling or shaking, racing heart... Read more
The three habits of courage, adaptability, and hard work served me well in recovery and could serve you well too:
Courage is a rudimentary ability to persist in the face of an unknown future
or potential risk. It isn't easy to confront the truth head-on: about the illness, about our changed... Read more
This SharePost will be a roundup of the latest schizophrenia news linked to my own observations on the topic.
The theory has long been held that schizophrenia can be caused by the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. One news article I reported on some time ago... Read more