SONY DSCSchizophrenia is one of the most misunderstood diseases on earth. I used to think schizophrenia was one of the worst things that could happen to you in life, and that it was an untreatable, emotional disease. I did not know that schizophrenia medications heal brain tissue, and work to recalibrate neurotransmitters in the brain. I did not know that schizophrenia is very treatable.

In order to reach more people who have schizophrenia with a message of hope, and with tools they need, Dr. Henry Nasrallah and I founded the CURESZ Foundation. CURESZ stands for Comprehensive Understanding via Research and Education into Schizophrenia, and was established in

“Living a high quality and productive life, despite schizophrenia, is a reality today.”

Today, CURESZ provides people with schizophrenia and their families education, access to expert doctors who prescribe the medication clozapine, and stories of individuals who have reclaimed their lives from  schizophrenia and moved on.

In our first newsletter, we interview Northeast Ohio Medical University clinician, Dr. Erik Messamore. Dr. Messamore is one of 79 doctors from around the US and the world who are on the CURESZ Clozapine in Schizophrenia Experts Panel (CLOSZE) and is available to consult with your own doctor about a trial of clozapine.

We also tell the story of Victoria Alonso’s remarkable recovery from schizophrenia, and the higher quality life she is now enjoying after beginning the medication clozapine. Victoria is recognized by the CURESZ Foundation as one of our Schizophrenia Survivors.

Living a high quality and productive life, despite schizophrenia, is a reality today.

People struggling with schizophrenia should never give up until they have reached the highest level of symptom remission. The CURESZ Foundation wants to help you or your loved one overcome schizophrenia. We seek to offer hope to individuals who struggle with schizophrenia.

We invite you to help us shed light on schizophrenia.

Today, a schizophrenia diagnosis should not give rise to despair and hopelessness. Instead, we should see more success stories like mine.

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