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Can You Go to Work with Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling illnesses in the world. The disease wreaks havoc on everyday functioning, affecting the ability to live independently, engage in productive activities and social interactions, and attain/maintain employment. Common symptoms include delusions, hallucinations and inner voices (psychosis); emotional flatness or lack of expression; diminished ability to begin and sustain…

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Schizophrenia in Men

Anyone who enters a men’s treatment center seeking help for schizophrenia faces an uphill battle. Schizophrenia turns order into chaos and leaves victims adrift at sea with no anchor in reality. This insidious condition disorders lives in every way imaginable and men who suffer from it have no idea what’s coming from one day to…

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Psychoeducation for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a highly disruptive form of mental illness known for its ability to trigger psychosis, a state most commonly marked by delusional thought patterns and sensory hallucinations. Doctors often face tremendous challenges in treating this illness. Part of the problem stems from the fact that many people with schizophrenia don’t really understand their condition…

Women discussing schizoid personality disorder with therapist

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Aloof, indifferent, unable to experience pleasure, seemingly incapable of interacting socially – these are some of the indicators of schizoid personality disorder. When a woman is diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder, she may not want treatment, preferring to be left alone. While developing a warm, productive therapeutic relationship may seem impossible, women with schizoid personality…

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Schizoaffective Disorder in Women

Schizoaffective disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by a set of symptoms that combines features of schizophrenia with features of depression, mania, or some other form of mood disorder. Compared to most other mental illnesses, doctors know relatively little about schizoaffective illness. This is true, in part, because of the complex combination of symptoms that…

Breakthrough Study Finds Heavy Methamphetamine Use Increases Risk of Schizophrenia

Heavy methamphetamine users may be at a significantly higher risk for developing schizophrenia than others, according to researchers from Toronto’s Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The researchers’ findings-based on the world’s first expansive study on long-term methamphetamine use’s association to psychosis-have been published in advanced online in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Previous…