Schizophrenia Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A panoramic concept shows the face of a man with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia affects more than 2 million people in the U.S.
Children may also be affected by schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia health care check list.
A woman suffering from paranoid schizophrenia is distressed.
A young woman pours a pot of spaghetti on her head.
A man is in a catatonic state.
A young man with undifferentiated schizophrenia wears a tinfoil hat while staring into a TV.
A schizophrenic girl's reflection shows her inner turmoil.
Rate of gray matter loss: Composite MRI scan data showing areas of gray matter loss over 5 years, comparing 12 normal teens (left) and 12 teens with childhood-onset schizophrenia. Red and yellow denotes areas of greater loss. Front of brain is at left.
Twin sisters look at each other.
Intense anxiety is a symptom of schizophrenia.
A person with schizophrenia may experience psychotic symptoms.
A man sits by himself.
A schizophrenic may have difficulty remembering simple tasks.
A depressed woman.
Doctor with stethoscope.
A mental-health professional diagnoses a patient.
Zyprexa 10 mg vial, Abilify Discmelt 15 mg tablet, Risperdal M-Tab 1 mg ODT, Geodon 20 mg vial
Lamictal XR 25 mg tablet, Depakote 125 mg sprinkle cap, Zoloft 100 mg tablet, Cymbalta 20 mg capsule
Family psycho-education teaches family members problem-solving skills.
A psychiatrist, nurse, case manager, employment counselor, and substance-abuse counselor often make up an ACT team.
About 50% of individuals with schizophrenia suffer from some kind of substance abuse or dependence.
A group socializes around a laptop computer.
A woman helps a job applicant fill out forms.
A doctor uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention with a patient.
Weight gain can be a side effect of some antipsychotic and other psychiatric medications.
A family supports each other.

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Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP on Saturday, October 11, 2014

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