The process of identifying people at very high risk for schizophrenia is getting better. But it can still be hard to know who will actually go on to develop full psychosis.
It's known that people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders also struggle with physical illness. Such physical illness may be leading to deaths that could be avoided.
Urinary tract infections are a pretty common problem. But for people with schizophrenia, that type of infection may be even more common and may go unnoticed and untreated for a while.
Not every mental health disorder fits easily into a category. Some slide on a scale between two well-defined disorders.
Sticking to a prescribed medication plan can be tough for some patients with schizophrenia. Having a team of healthcare professionals making sure meds are being taken may help patients stick to the plan.