5 Different Types of Schizophrenia

The symptoms that people experience during schizophrenia can vary depending on the subtype of the illness. There are 5 types of schizophrenia as recognized by the DSM (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and although many have similar general symptoms, there are various features that can distinguish one subtype from the others. A diagnosis…

Schizophrenia Symptoms and causes

Symptoms Schizophrenia involves a range of problems with thinking (cognition), behavior or emotions. Signs and symptoms may vary, but usually involve delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech, and reflect an impaired ability to function. Symptoms may include: Delusions. These are false beliefs that are not based in reality. For example, you think that you’re being harmed…

Tips for Boosting Schizophrenia Medication Compliance

If you or a loved one has struggled to stay on a treatment plan for schizophrenia, you’re not alone. Taking medications as prescribed can be difficult for people with this illness. But complying with a treatment plan can help those with schizophrenia improve their overall¬†health and make life more fulfilling. The key is to tackle…

Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Signs, and Treatment

Schizophrenia is one of the most serious and disabling mental illnesses. Some people diagnosed with schizophrenia are able to manage their symptoms adequately with the lifelong use of powerful antipsychotic medications and a strong support system. However, far too many experience significant suffering, with bouts of homelessness, institutionalization, regular and lengthy hospital stays and seemingly…

23 tips for improving your mental health

Tackling poor mental health is a serious, life-changing task requiring time, patience and plenty of support from loved ones and professionals. As Prince Harry demonstrated in his recent revelation that he suffered serious mental health issues and sought counselling following the death of his mother, Princess Diana, increased awareness of mental health is vital and…