Schizophrenia, a neurobiological brain syndrome, includes possibly hundreds of distinct brain diseases. Some doctors prefer calling these diseases “schizophrenia spectrum disorders.” Symptoms vary greatly among different people.
In schizophrenia, knowledge of the disease itself is important. Spend time learning about the disease, and ask your psychiatrist and treatment team all the questions you can think of. This article provides an overview of nine important things to know about schizophrenia.
You or someone you care about has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Let’s get started: What is schizophrenia?