31 May 2024

Schizophrenia Resources

Schizophrenia Disorder Awareness, Research and Resources 

Schizophrenia Disorder Awareness, Research and Resources

“With schizophrenia, we know that we are dealing with a range of disorders of varying severity which arise from a mosaic of one or more factors – genetic, biochemical, neurological – interacting in complex ways with the person's environment and personality.”― Anne Deveson

What is Schizophrenia?

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Research

Treatment for Schizophrenia

"Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects a person's thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and behavior. It is characterized by a combination of symptoms that can vary in severity and may include:

1. Positive symptoms: These symptoms involve distortions or exaggerations of normal thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors. They may include hallucinations (perceiving things that are not there), delusions (false beliefs), disorganized thinking and speech, and disorganized or abnormal motor behavior.

2. Negative symptoms: These symptoms refer to a loss or reduction of normal thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. They may include decreased emotional expression, reduced motivation and pleasure in activities, social withdrawal, and difficulties with speech and communication.

3. Cognitive symptoms: These symptoms affect cognitive processes such as attention, memory, and problem-solving abilities. People with schizophrenia may have difficulties with concentration, memory recall, and executive functions, which can impact their ability to plan and carry out daily tasks.

Schizophrenia usually emerges in late adolescence or early adulthood and can have a significant impact on a person's functioning and quality of life. The exact cause of schizophrenia is unknown, but it is believed to result from a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurochemical factors.

Treatment for schizophrenia often involves a combination of medications, such as antipsychotic drugs, and psychosocial interventions, including therapy, social support, and vocational rehabilitation. The goal is to manage symptoms, reduce the frequency and severity of relapses, and improve overall functioning and quality of life.

It's important to approach schizophrenia with empathy, understanding, and support. Educating oneself about the disorder can help reduce stigma and promote a more compassionate attitude towards individuals living with schizophrenia." (Source: ChatGPT 2023)

A New Approach for Treating Schizophrenia Wellcome

Alternative Treatment for Schizophrenia without Medication Lighthouse Network

Awareness of Action in Schizophrenia ReseachGate

Digital Shareables on Schizophrenia NIH

Dopamine Dysregulation a Causative Culprit in Schizophrenia? Medscape

Evolving Concepts of the Schizophrenia Spectrum: A Research Domain Criteria Perspective Frontiers in Psychiatry

False Dogmas in Schizophrenia Research: Toward the Reification of Pathway Phenotypes and Pathway Classes Frontiers in Psychiatry

Five Types of Schizophrenia and Why They’ve Changed MyDepressionTeam

High-impact research from the Schizophrenia Bulletin Journals Oxford Academic

Important New Research on Schizophrenia Genetics Provides Strongest Evidence to Date of Problems at the Brain’s Synapses Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Latest Schizophrenia Research WebMD

List of 50+ Schizophrenia Medications Compared Drugs.com

Milestones in the History of Schizophrenia. A Comprehensive Chronology of Schizophrenia Research: What Do We Know and When Did We Know It American Psychiatric Association

New Study Pinpoints Genetic Mechanism Linking Dopamine to Schizophrenia Medical Press

Psychosis and Schizophrenia-Spectrum Personality Disorders Require Early Detection on Different Symptom Dimensions Frontiers in Psychiatry

Researchers Discover Second Type of Schizophrenia Penn Medicine

Schizophrenia Diagnosis and Treatment Mayo Clinic

Schizophrenia International Research Society SIRS

Schizophrenia Key Facts WHO / World Health Organisation

Schizophrenia Medications. A closer look at Medication for Schizophrenia and finding the right treatment for you PSYCOM

Schizophrenia: Reliability and Validity tutor2u

Schizophrenia Research and Treatment Hindawi

Schizophrenia Research Program Massachusetts General Hospital

Schizophrenia Symptoms: Behavior, Delusions, and Coping Healthline

Schizophrenia Treatment: Types of Therapies and Medication WebMD

Schizophrenia: What It Is, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Cleveland Clinic

Stanford Scientists solve Secret of Nerve Cells Marking a form of Schizophrenia Stanford Medicine

Treatment Outcomes in Schizophrenia: Qualitative Study of the Views of Family Carers BMC

Types of Schizophrenia Mental Health UK
  • Paranoid schizophrenia
  • Hebephrenic schizophrenia
  • Catatonic schizophrenia
  • Undifferentiated schizophrenia
  • Residual schizophrenia
  • Simple schizophrenia
  • Unspecified schizophrenia

Varieties of Self Disorder: A Bio-Pheno-Social Model of Schizophrenia NIH

What Do You Want to Know About Schizophrenia? Healthline

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Schizophrenia? Rethink

What is Schizophrenia? American Psychiatric Association

What is Schizophrenia? NAMI / National Alliance on Mental Illness (USA)

What is Schizophrenia? Therapeutic Communication Nursing - Video