Schizophrenia can have a devastating effect on both patients and their families.
Substance Abuse. Many people with schizophrenia abuse alcohol and drugs. Substance abuse, in addition to its other adverse effects, increases the likelihood that a patient will not take medication and have more severe symptoms. Although people with schizophrenia are not usually violent, (except possibly those who have severe paranoid), substance abuse in the schizophrenic...Read more
Eric Bellucci, a man diagnosed with schizophrenia who was not taking his medication at the time, faces charges that he killed his mother... Read more »
Robin Cunningham holds a Bachelors degree in Zoology from the University of Washington. After graduate studies in psychology at Washington and The... Read more »