Schizophrenia Pictures Slideshow: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Reviewed by Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD on Thursday, September 23, 2010

A panoramic concept shows the face of a man with schizophrenia.

A vintage Japanese illustration depicts a doctor visiting a patient in his home.

Schizophrenia affects more than 2 million people in the U.S.

Children may also be affected by schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia health care check list.

A woman suffering from paranoid schizophrenia is distressed.

A young woman pours a pot of spaghetti on her head.

A man is in a catatonic state.

A young man with undifferentiated schizophrenia wears a tinfoil hat while staring into a TV.

A schizophrenic girl's reflection shows her inner turmoil.

Rate of gray matter loss: Composite MRI scan data showing areas of gray matter loss over 5 years, comparing 12 normal teens (left) and 12 teens with childhood-onset schizophrenia. Red and yellow denotes areas of greater loss. Front of brain is at left.

Twin sisters look at each other.

Intense anxiety is a symptom of schizophrenia.

A person with schizophrenia may experience psychotic symptoms.

A man sits by himself.

A schizophrenic may have difficulty remembering simple tasks.

A depressed woman.

Doctor with stethoscope.

A mental-health professional diagnoses a patient.

Zyprexa 10 mg vial, Abilify Discmelt 15 mg tablet, Risperdal M-Tab 1 mg ODT, Geodon 20 mg vial

Lamictal XR 25 mg tablet, Depakote 125 mg sprinkle cap, Zoloft 100 mg tablet, Cymbalta 20 mg capsule

Family psycho-education teaches family members problem-solving skills.

A psychiatrist, nurse, case manager, employment counselor, and substance-abuse counselor often make up an ACT team.

About 50% of individuals with schizophrenia suffer from some kind of substance abuse or dependence.

A group socializes around a laptop computer.

A woman helps a job applicant fill out forms.

A doctor uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention with a patient.

Weight gain can be a side effect of some antipsychotic and other psychiatric medications.

A family supports each other.

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