Schizophrenia

The latest research and trends in schizophrenia, including promising treatments and ways to manage the disorder. Patient experts inspire with their testimonials of hope.

Schizophrenia Unveiled: A Brave Depiction of Life With the Illness

Any perceptions you held of schizophrenia are about to be shattered. Rachel Star Withers affords us a view inside her world living with the illness.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): How It Saved My Life But Destroyed My Memory

Is ECT barbaric or life-saving? One woman explains how electroconvulsive therapy saved her life but left her with substantial memory loss.

By Rachel Star Withers

5 Strategies for Dealing with Paranoia

Paranoia is a common symptom of schizophrenia and can interfere with your daily life. Learn five coping strategies to keep your paranoia in check.

By Christina Bruni

Exposing Your Mental Illness in the Workplace

My schizophrenia diagnosis was disclosed via the employee newsletter. In 2004, I had won the NAMI-Staten Island Volunteer of the Year award for my “courageous accomplishments in improving the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their fam...

By Christina Bruni

Successful Employment with Schizophrenia

Here are some practical ways to find and succeed at a job with schizophrenia.

By Christina Bruni

5 Ways Schizophrenia Changes You

Schizophrenia is a life altering condition both mentally and physically. Here are the primary changes and what you can do to cope.

By Christina Bruni

Treating Depression with Schizophrenia

Depression is a common co-occurance with chronic illness - including schizophrenia. Here are some natural treatment methods.

By Christina Bruni

5 Coping Skills for Stress and Trauma in Schizophrenia Recovery

In light of the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks this SharePost will list tactics for healing trauma and coping with PTSD. The Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) defines trauma as “extreme stress brought on by shocking or unexpecte...

By Christina Bruni

Getting Treatment You Deserve

Not all psychiatrists are created equal. Here are key factors to take into consideration when developing a schizophrenia treatment plan.

By Christina Bruni

5 Family Support Tips for Parents and Peers

I want to revisit the topic of family support for peers in recovery. What I write parents or peers can use interchangeably. Unconditional support is key in maintaining a healthy recovery in the long term. My mother, Mary Ann Bruni, drove me to the ho...

By Christina Bruni

Halting Psychosis With Fish Oil Supplements

At least nine years ago I reported on a study that indicated taking fish oil supplements can halt psychosis in individuals at risk of having a full-blown episode. Now a current study confirms that participants who took a 12-week course of Omega-3 fat...

By Christina Bruni

Meet the Experts

Rachel Star Withers

Rachel Star Withers is an entertainer, speaker, video producer and schizophrenic. She creates videos documenting her schizophrenia, letting others know they are not alone and can still live an amazing life.

Amanda Page

Editor

Amanda was an editor and graphic designer with HealthCentral.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Rachel Star Withers

Rachel Star Withers is an entertainer, speaker, video producer and schizophrenic. She creates videos documenting her schizophrenia, letting others know they are not alone and can still live an amazing life.