Mental Health

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.

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Myths

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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5 Top Mental Health Myths

5 Top Mental Health Myths

Get the truth about what it's like to live with mental illness.

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Myths

10 Top Myths About Schizophrenia

A woman who’s living with schizophrenia clears up the biggest misconceptions about the disease.

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Myths

The Truth About Living with Mental Illness

HealthCentral reveals the truth about living with five common conditions: anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, and schizophrenia.

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Diagnosis

8 Ways Schizophrenia Changes Your Life

From getting the right support to changing your sleep habits, schizophrenia alters your life. Here are just a few ways.

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Risk Factors

Parasite in Cat Poop Linked to Schizophrenia

A large study suggests common pathogens, including one found in cat feces, are associated with an increased risk of serious psychiatric disorders and suicide.

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Medication

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.

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Medication

Strategies for Managing Schizophrenia Medication Side Effects

Medication typically used to treat schizophrenia often have side effects. Here are some strategies to manage the side effects so they don’t interfere with your daily life.

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Diagnosis

Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

The earlier schizophrenia is treated the better the outcome. Here are some warning signs to look out for.

Treatment

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.

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Profile

How Accurately Is Schizophrenia Portrayed in Movies?

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

Meet the Experts

Rachel Star Withers
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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
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Amanda was an editor and graphic designer with HealthCentral.

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