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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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

3 Strategies for Coping with Anxiety

This month’s SharePost is about schizophrenia and anxiety. A significant number of individuals diagnosed with this illness also have co-occurring anxiety. Emotional symptoms include trouble focusing, irritability, restlessness, depression. Physical s...

By Christina Bruni

Top 3 Healthy Schizophrenia Recovery Habits

The three habits of courage, adaptability, and hard work served me well in recovery and could serve you well too: Courage Courage is a rudimentary ability to persist in the face of an unknown future or potential risk. It isn’t easy to confront the tr...

By Christina Bruni

Schizophrenia News: May 2015

This SharePost will be a roundup of the latest schizophrenia news linked to my own observations on the topic. Genetic imbalance The theory has long been held that schizophrenia can be caused by the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. One ...

By Christina Bruni