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Fact sheet on schizophrenia: key facts, symptoms, causes of schizophrenia, WHO response

Previous studies have largely assumed that the prevalence of mental disorders declines with old age.

from The Independent

Scientists are finally on their way to a cure for Schizophrenia

Scientists might have found the biological cause of schizophrenia, in a study that has been described as a “turning point” in tackling mental illness. A new study appears to show that the devastating disorder is linked to a physical process where connections between parts of the brain are “pruned” away.

How Doctors Diagnose It There are no lab tests to find schizophrenia, so doctors usually base a diagnosis on a person’s history and symptoms. They will first rule out other medical causes. In teens, a combination of family history and certain behaviors can help predict the start of schizophrenia. These behaviors include withdrawing from social groups and expressing unusual suspicions, but that’s not enough for a diagnosis.

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The Science of Mental Illness Infographic

The Science of Mental Illness Infographic

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Scientists reported on Wednesday that they had taken a significant step toward understanding the cause of schizophrenia, in a landmark study that provides the first rigorously tested insight into the biology behind any common psychiatric disorder. More than two million Americans have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, which is characterized by delusional thinking and hallucinations. TheRead More

Rachel Waddingham on ‘Creating safe spaces in unsafe places: Supporting people in prison who hear voices’, Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (Durham University, 18 December 2013)

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Homeopathic Remedies for Schizophrenia

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