Schizophrenia

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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

Schizophrenia, Citizenship, and Mental Health Reform

In the U.S. Senate and House three bills have been sponsored that seek to address the cracks in the broken-down mental health system in America. The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 (S. 1945) includes proposals to: Permit same day billing in Medicaid ...

By Christina Bruni

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

Learning to meditate and live in the moment has been found to be good for your mental and physical health. Here are ways to start.

By Christina Bruni

Reducing Schizophrenia Meds

A recent study noted the benefits of reducing medication for some schizophrenia patients. Here is a recap of the findings.

By Christina Bruni

7 Strategies for Managing Schizophrenia Drug Side Effects

I take most of the Geodon in the morning and the lower dose at night. Thus I’d fall asleep at work during the day three times a week. After I started taking the higher dose at night and the tiny dose in the morning I was wide awake every day all day ...

By Christina Bruni

Tips for Finding a Therapist

Finding the right therapist can be a challenge. Here are some tips for finding your match, as well as ways to get the most out of therapy. Read more.

By Christina Bruni

5 Tips for Diabetes Management for Schizophrenia Patients

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in individuals with schizophrenia who take atypical medications. The biggest culprits in the poundage war are clozapine (Clozaril) and olanzapine (Zyprexa). Along with other factors like inactivity and increased cigaret...

By Christina Bruni

The Schizophrenia and Cat Ownership Link

Past studies have shown a connection between growing up with cats and developing mental illness. Here is what current research tells us.

By Christina Bruni

7 Must Read Schizophrenia Books

E. Fuller Torrey, MD’s family manual lists symptoms, criteria for diagnosis, and diagnostic tools for ruling out or confirming an individual has schizophrenia. He also goes into theories about causes, kinds of treatment, finding a good doctor, and th...

By Amanda Page