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
My last blog discussed some of the research that has been done on the risk of violence associated with people with schizophrenia, so in... Read more »