Schizophrenia INFO CENTER
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.
Depression, autism and schizophrenia have very different symptoms. But new genetic research suggests that they may share a root cause.
Some mental disorders are linked to specific genes. But that does not mean a person with a certain gene is destined to develop that disorder. Healthy practices may decrease the risk.
Schizophrenia often does not suddenly turn on like a switch. There are usually early symptoms before a person reaches full psychosis. But how do you stop what's coming?
Sedation, like feeling drowsy or slowed down, can be a side effect of taking Seroquel. There are two forms of Seroquel. Is one form better than the other?
If making an appointment to see the psychiatrist or therapist for your regular therapy is a hassle, here's some good news. A phone therapy session may be just as helpful.
Some medications can be used to treat multiple conditions, especially in mental health. But drugs are also sometimes prescribed for conditions they aren't approved to treat.