Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder that may cause hallucinations and delusions and affect a person's ability to communicate and pay attention. Symptoms of psychosis appear in men in their late teens and early 20s and in women in their mid-20s to early 30s. With treatment involving the use of antipsychotic medications and psychosocial treatment, schizophrenia patients can lead rewarding and meaningful lives. Read more: Schizophrenia Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
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- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Altered Mental Status
- Vocal Outbursts
- Catatonia (Catatonic Behavior)
- Loss of Speech
- Poor Hygiene
- Unusual Behavior
- Inability to Regulate Emotions
- Mood Swings
- Abnormal Facial Expressions
- Lack of Facial Expressions
- Schizophrenia FAQs
- Teen Suicide Warning Signs
- Nobel Prize - To Brain Researchers
- Schizophrenia Predicted by a Gene Variant
- Who Is at Risk Developing Schizophrenia?
- What Is the Chemical Imbalance that Causes Schizophrenia?
- Is Schizophrenia a Genetic Disorder?
- Catherine Zeta-Jones: A Case of Bipolar II Disorder
Medications & Supplements
- risperidone - oral, Risperdal
- risperidone - injection, Risperdal Consta
- risperidone disintegrating tablet - oral, Risperdal M
- aripiprazole - oral, Abilify
- ziprasidone - injection, Geodon
- ziprasidone - oral, Geodon
- quetiapine - oral, Seroquel
- clozapine (Clozaril, Fazacio ODT, Versacloz)
- risperidone, Risperdal; Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-TAB
- olanzapine, Zyprexa, Zydis, Zyprexa Relprevv
- haloperidol (Haldol)
- quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR)
- ziprasidone (Geodon)
- aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristrada)
- Phenothiazine Antipsychotics
- fluphenazine liquid - oral, Prolixin
- fluphenazine concentrate - oral, Prolixin
- fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin)
- prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro)
- thioridazine (Mellaril is a discontinued brand)
- naloxone (Narcan, Evzio, Narcan Nasal Spray)
- lurasidone hydrochloride (Latuda)
- asenapine (Saphris)
- paliperidone palmitate (Invega Trinza)
- paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna)
- paliperidone (Invega)
- brexpiprazole (Rexulti)
- trifluoperazine (Stelazine, discontinued)
- perphenazine (Trilafon - discontinued)
- iloperidone (Fanapt)
- Cholinesterase Inhibitors (Side Effects, Uses, Interactions)
Prevention & Wellness
- Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand
- Time Change Tougher for Kids With Mental Health Issues
- In West Virginia, Few Opioid OD Survivors Get Good Follow-Up Care: Study
- Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Being a Night or Morning Person
- Kids Exposed to Lead at Higher Odds for Mental Health Issues Later
- Research on Almost 2,000 Brains Brings Insight Into Mental Illness
- Is Evolution of the Human Brain to Blame for Some Mental Disorders?
- Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions
- Does Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk?
- Young Marijuana Users Face Psychosis Risk
- Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities
- Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Network
- Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Quiet 'Voices' in Schizophrenia
- Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?
- 'Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia
- City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health
- Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All
- 1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved
- Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia
- Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study
- Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia
- How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health
- Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study
- No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health
- Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests
- U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana
- Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity
- 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study
- Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness
- Can Time-Release Capsules Replace Daily Pills?
- Can Teens' Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Show Ties to Mental Ills?
- Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study
- Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD
- Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program
- Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
- Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children
- Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?
- Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness
- 'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics
- Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?
- Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows
- Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level?
- Genes May Link Risks for Pot Use, Depression
- Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?
- Exercise Helps Ease Psychosis Symptoms
- Psychosis Plus Pot a Bad Mix: Study
- Schizophrenia Tied to Much Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts
- Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia
- Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia
- ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
- Brain Differences May Explain Why Some With Schizophrenia Hallucinate
- People With Schizophrenia Face Much Higher Risk of Early Death
- Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
- FDA Clears Long-Lasting Drug for Schizophrenia
- Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles
- ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDC
- Vraylar Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
- Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment
- Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study
- Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain
- Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?
- Omega-3s May Protect Against Psychosis
- Scientists May Have Found 'Marker' for Schizophrenia
- Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression
- Smoking Linked to Schizophrenia
- Early Intervention Shows Promise in Treating Schizophrenia
- Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
- How Amphetamines, Cocaine Harm the Brain
- First Generic Abilify Approved
- 1 in 10 Americans Has Anger Issues and Access to Guns: Survey
- Exercise Might Boost Mental Function in People With Schizophrenia
- Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study
- Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study
- The Promise and Perils of Brain Training
- Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care
- Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments
- Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis
- Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia
- People With OCD May Have Higher Odds for Schizophrenia: Study
- Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study
- Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
- Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
- Study Sheds Light on Marijuana and Paranoia
- Premature Death, Suicides Up Among People With Schizophrenia, Study Says
- Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
- Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders
- Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests
- Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds
- Crestor Tops List of Best-Selling Drugs
- Imaging Provides New Insights Into Schizophrenia
- Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
- Pace of New Drug Advances May Be Slowing, Study Finds
- Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons
- Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes
- Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds
- Antipsychotic Meds Not That Helpful for Depression: Study
- Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered
- Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
- Is the Mental Health System Failing Troubled Kids?
- For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late
- Recreational Marijuana: Are There Health Effects?
- Experimental Antidepressant Appears Quick-Acting, Safe
- Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study
- Pot Psychosis May Be Gene-Related
- Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men
- Scans Spot Brain Changes in Patients With Concussion Syndrome
- Schizophrenia Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Live Longer, Study Says
- More Evidence Linking Creativity, Mental Illness
- More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study
- Could Your Genes Influence How You Vote?
- Father's Age Linked to Autism
- Older Antipsychotics May Work as Well as Newer Ones: Review
- More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study
- More Drug Trials Needed for Conditions Affecting Kids: Review
- Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain
- Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
- Violent Shootings: Are There Warning Signs?
- Schizophrenia in Movies: Don't Believe Everything You See
- Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism
- Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy
- Cat Litter Parasite May Raise Suicide Risk
- Low Vitamin D Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women
- 'Mindful' Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes: Study
- Blood Test May Spot Genetic Disease in Fetuses
- Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey
- New Clues to Schizophrenia
- New Clues to the Evolution of the Human Brain
- 50 Years of Data Confirm Benefit of Antipsychotics
- Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study
- Genes Associated With Autism Also Related to Schizophrenia
- Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
- Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
- 'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better
- Prescription Meds Can Put on Unwanted Pounds
- Brain Development Harmed in Mistreated Kids
- Paranoid or Placid? Scans Show Pot's Effect on Brain
- Heavy Meth Use Linked to Schizophrenia
- Deadliest Psychiatric Disorder: Anorexia
- Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal Recalled Because of Odor
- Magic Mushrooms Drug Shows Promise as Therapeutic Tool
- FDA Reports Requip, Risperdal Medication Errors
- Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness
- Study: Mental Health Is Top Concern for Youth
- Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack
- Low Vitamin D at Birth Linked to Lung Infections
- ADHD: Genetic Mutation May Be Key
- Treating Depressed Moms Helps Kids' Depression
- Antipsychotics in Pregnancy Risky for Newborns
- Electroconvulsive Therapy Under New Scrutiny
- Study: Newer Antipsychotic Drugs Are Overused
- Schizophrenia Linked to Raised Risk of Injury While Hospitalized
- Vitamins D and E May Affect Dementia Risk
- Creativity, Schizophrenia Share Similarities in the Brain
- Working-Memory Gene Linked to Schizophrenia
- New Nicotine Inhaler May Help Smokers Quit
- Schizophrenia Linked to Early Death
- Scientists ID 3 New Candidate Genes for Schizophrenia
- Infection With Common Parasite Raises Schizophrenia Risk
- Genes Yield More Clues to Schizophrenia
- Invega Approved for Schizophrenia
- Depression: The Link Between Depression and Other Mental Illnesses
- Psychotic Depression
- Schizophrenia Gene Variant Linked to Risk Traits
- Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders
- Dementia Patients On Antipsychotic Meds At Risk
- How Families Can Cope with Schizophrenia
- Intercepting Schizophrenia
- Schizophrenia: Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia
- Schizophrenia Facts
- Schizophrenia, Depression & Bipolar Disorder: Gene Hunting
- Mental Disorders in America
- Antipsychotic Medications
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