You or someone you care about has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Clozapine has been proven to work when other antipsychotics don’t. It also helps reduce suicidal thoughts in people with schizophrenia. To find a doctor who will prescribe clozapine, expand the map to locate your city (or country), and click on the indicator.
Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, and Bethany Yeiser, BS, discuss the basics of schizophrenia. Delusions, hallucinations, other symptoms, treatments, and what teenagers should know are discussed in this seven part video series.
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.
Although currently classified as a mental illness, schizophrenia is now scientifically accepted as a neurobiological brain illness. Schizophrenia usually starts in adolescence or early twenties in males and in the late 20s and early 30s in some females. 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 ten important things to know about schizophrenia.