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Schizophrenia (SKIT-suh-FREE-nee-uh) is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder. People who have it may hear voices, see things that aren't there, or think that others are reading or controlling their minds. They have trouble thinking logically and expressing emotion. Treatments such as medications, when used regularly and as prescribed, can help reduce and control many symptoms.
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Schizophrenia: Women's Mental Health — This website provides links to brochures for patients recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and their families.
Explore other publications and websites
Mental Health Services Locator — This website will help you locate mental health treatment facilities and support services in your state.
Schizoaffective Disorder (Copyright © New York Online Access to Health) — This website provides links to online publications with in-depth information about schizoaffective disorder. These links discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for people with schizoaffective disorder.
Schizophrenia — This booklet discusses schizophrenia, including information about what causes it, how it is treated, and how friends and family can help.
Schizophrenia — This publication describes the changes in understanding schizophrenia over the past 30 years and discusses how treatments in the future may make living with schizophrenia easier.
Schizophrenia (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) — This website provides information on schizophrenia, focusing on how it is treated and what the future holds for schizophrenia drug treatments.
Schizophrenia: What You Need to Know (Copyright © Mental Health America) — This fact sheet provides information on the different types of schizophrenia and their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Connect with other organizations
American Psychological Association
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, HHS
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders
Content last updated September 22, 2009.
Resources last updated September 22, 2009.
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