I’m a patient, family member, or part of a treatment team
We recommend you visit Treatment Issues to Discuss with your Doctor first.
The CURESZ website is designed to educate you about schizophrenia and about schizophrenia treatments. Some of the treatments we highlight that you may have never heard of before may bring you to a higher level of recovery and give you a better quality of life. We want you to know what to discuss your doctor. We also provide recommendations for doctors who you can go to near where you live for a second opinion.
Today, patients who are diagnosed with schizophrenia may remain totally disabled for months or even years while doctors make no effort to offer them trials of other medications, including clozapine, which may bring them to full recovery. Others may relapse again and again, which can possibly be prevented with long-acting injectables.
Medications highlighted on this website include generic clozapine for treatment resistance, long-acting injectables to avoid relapse, and medications for tardive dyskinesia, a side effect of antipsychotics that is treatable today.
The CURESZ Foundation board includes eight psychiatrists, two lawyers and three individuals keenly interested in mental health. We offer the highest level of clinical expertise to ordinary people and their families as well as to clinicians.
After you start with “Treatment Issues to Discuss with Your Doctor” we recommend you move on to “What is Schizophrenia” under “Resources.”
Please also note that we have assembled an Expert Panel of clinicians who prescribe the medication clozapine and an Expert Panel of clinicians who prescribe medications for tardive dyskinesia. You can access our Expert Panel maps to find a clinician living near you who prescribes these medications.
I’m a clinician
We recommend you visit our Clozapine Experts Panel page first.
The CURESZ Foundation offers several videos which are of interest to individuals with schizophrenia and their families, and also to clinicians. These include our three-part Clozapine Video Series featuring Bethany and psychiatrist Dr. Louis Cady of the Cady Wellness Institute. Part One addresses “Why Not Use Clozapine?” We also offer a four-part series on tardive dyskinesia and treatments and a four-part series on long-acting injectables.
We encourage both you and your patients to view these videos so that your patients can have the education necessary to be a proactive part of their treatment team. We also encourage you to view our Survivors stories highlighting individuals who are thriving despite schizophrenia, and to share these stories with your patients. Our Research in Schizophrenia video series can help you keep up on developments. We hope our Journey through Schizophrenia videos will help you better understand what your patients are going through.
We also encourage you to share our Treatment Issues to Discuss with Your Doctor article with your patients. The free brochure can be ordered online.
Also, if you prescribe clozapine or new tardive dyskinesia medications (valbenazine and deutetrabenazine) we encourage you to join our Expert Panels.
I’m just interested in learning about schizophrenia
We recommend you visit What Is Schizophrenia first.
Schizophrenia is a neurobiological brain disease. It is a syndrome, which is diagnosed from a constellation of symptoms. We hope you will benefit from our “What Is Schizophrenia” page to help you understand schizophrenia and dispel common myths. We also hope you will see that thriving despite schizophrenia is possible today through the eyes of our Schizophrenia Survivors. Finally, we invite you to view our “Research in Schizophrenia” video series to learn more about schizophrenia, and our “Journey through Schizophrenia” video series to understand how it feels to have schizophrenia. There are also several other videos available on our YouTube channel.
We also invite you to learn about the cutting-edge and underutilized medications that this website highlights, which are helping persons with schizophrenia recover and start a new life.
If you have any further questions about schizophrenia or the CURESZ Foundation, please contact us.