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A collection of useful resources, for anyone affected by schizophrenia.

What is schizophrenia?

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People with schizophrenia may present a variety of symptoms, which may impact upon their quality of life.²
These symptoms usually start at a young age, between 16 and 30.² The doctor will assess the symptoms to perform diagnosis.

Negative symptoms throughout the course of schizophrenia Adapted from Millan et al., 2014

Treatment of schizophrenia

After a schizophrenia diagnosis the doctor will have a conversation with the person diagnosed about starting a treatment plan. Once treatment begins, there are two main goals to work together with the doctor towards: reducing frequency and severity of acute psychotic episodes and improving quality of life.¹


Myths and truths about schizophrenia

You might already have some preconceptions about schizophrenia, but do you know the myths from the truths? Explore common myths about schizophrenia and the truths behind them.

Is schizophrenia hereditary?

Schizophrenia and addiction

People who abuse drugs sometimes develop symptoms that closely resemble the symptoms of schizophrenia, and in some cases, drug abuse may actually set the stage for the onset of the disorder.

Schizophrenia and addictive behaviours
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Schizophrenia and personal life

Everyone who has schizophrenia will experience it differently. Presentation and severity of symptoms can vary, however they are likely to affect the personal li

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Schizophrenia: how can I help?

Learning about schizophrenia is important in order to understand the phases, the symptoms and what a person may be going through. There is a lot of wrong inform

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