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Learn More About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder marked by abnormalities in various areas of functioning. It is known as a psychotic disorder, which typically involves delusions, hallucinations and disorganized thinking. It is a chronic and debilitating disorder that requires intensive and collaborative treatment. Below you’ll find articles and resources to help you both understand and deal with schizophrenia.

How to Help Someone With Schizophrenia

How to Help Someone With Schizophrenia: 10 Tips From a Therapist

When helping a loved one with schizophrenia, know that maintaining your current, strong relationship by being a consistent and supportive part of their lives is the most important thing you can do. When they cycle through phases of psychosis or negative symptoms, knowing the stability of your presence and care can provide significant comfort.

by: Emily Treichler, PhD, LCP
High Functioning Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

High Functioning Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

High functioning schizophrenia is not a specific diagnosis. Rather, it qualitatively describes a case of schizophrenia in which the individual is able to carry out a reasonable degree of work or school responsibilities, relate to others, engage in self-care, and maintain stability on a regular basis despite their diagnosis.

by: John Cottone, PhD

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