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.

Schizophrenia Topics

Latest

Ways Early Intervention Helps Schizophrenia

Research has found that the sooner people start treatment for schizophrenia, the better the outcome for symptom reduction and functioning.

By Eileen Bailey

How Accurately Is Schizophrenia Portrayed in Movies?

Which movies get schizophrenia right, and which ones get it wrong? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

By Claire Gillespie

5 Celebrities With Schizophrenia

Fame and fortune can complicate the treatment of schizophrenia. Patient expert Mike Veny highlights the profiles of five celebrities with the condition.

By Mike Veny

Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

By Rachel Star Withers

Technology and Schizophrenia: How Smartphones Aid Self-Management and Treatment

How can technology aid the treatment of schizophrenia? Tune into what research says about smartphones and other technology helping people with schizophrenia manage their condition.

By Stephanie Stephens

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

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.