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4 Steps to Preventing Schizophrenic Relapse

Posted on September 19, 2017

According to a Healthgrades, eighty to ninety percent of patients with schizophrenia will experience a post-diagnosis relapse at some point in their lives.

This does not mean, however, that relapses cannot be avoided in some cases.

Here are four important steps to take in preventing a schizophrenia relapse:

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Recognizing Schizophrenia in Young Adults

Posted on August 15, 2017

At their onset, symptoms of schizophrenia in teenagers may not seem all that different from stereotypical adolescent behavior: moodiness, insomnia, trouble making or keeping friends, and not making good grades. These habits can intensify and morph into much more dangerous symptoms in those who are developing schizophrenia.

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Topics: Schizophrenia, Teens

Predicting Psychosis in Young People

Posted on August 10, 2017

A study published in March 2017 in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that young people at high risk for developing psychosis will start to show signs of the mental disorder early in their adolescence, long before full-blown symptoms are displayed.

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Topics: Psychosis

Using Physical Exercise to Combat Schizophrenia

Posted on August 8, 2017

According to a 2016 article from researchers at UCLA, physical exercise can be used to help combat mental illness.

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Topics: Treatment, Schizophrenia, Exercise

Very Early-Onset Schizophrenia: What You Need to Know

Posted on August 3, 2017

Schizophrenia often manifests in early adolescence, typically between ages 13 and 18. This is known as early-onset schizophrenia, as opposed to adult-onset schizophrenia which appears later in life.

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Topics: Schizophrenia, Early-Onset

What Doctors are Involved in Schizophrenia Treatment?

Posted on August 1, 2017

When it comes to mental health care, specifically the treatment of schizophrenia, choosing the right doctors and therapists is critical to patients’ wellbeing. Determining which types of doctors and therapists are necessary in the treatment of these patients can be confusing and even intimidating.

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Topics: Treatment, Schizophrenia, Doctors

A Look at Therapies Used to Treat Schizophrenia

Posted on July 27, 2017

If you or a loved one is dealing with schizophrenia, it can be difficult to try and wade through all of the different types of therapy recommended to you. You may find yourself unable to keep them all straight, and you might not fully understand what each of them entails.

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Topics: Treatment, Schizophrenia, Therapy

Can People With Schizophrenia Live Independently?

Posted on July 25, 2017

After they are diagnosed with schizophrenia, many people fear that they will never be able to live a full, independent life. While in the more extreme cases, it is likely that individuals suffering from schizophrenia will need constant supervision and care, this is not the case for everyone who has schizophrenia.

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Topics: Schizophrenia, Recovery

Anxiety in People with Schizophrenia

Posted on July 20, 2017

Studies have shown that patients with schizophrenia often have what is called a comorbid anxiety disorder, or an anxiety disorder that exists simultaneously with their schizophrenia. According to schizophrenic.com, 30 to 85 percent of individuals with schizophrenia or other related disorders has struggled with anxiety at some point in their lifetimes.

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Topics: Schizophrenia, Anxiety

Depression in People with Schizophrenia

Posted on July 18, 2017

According to a Current Psychiatry article by Dr. Samuel G. Siris, about 25 percent of people with schizophrenia also experience depression. The reason for this high rate of depression in these patients is linked to “reduced social and vocational functioning, increased likelihood of psychotic relapse and rehospitalization, and other problems,” according to Dr. Siris.

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Topics: Schizophrenia, Depression