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Schizophrenia For Dummies

Published: October 27, 2008

Overview

Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families
and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
Schizophrenia For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If someone you love is living with schizophrenia it's important to keep contact information on hand in case of an emergency. When your loved one has to go to the hospital or a crisis intervention program, make sure you take necessary items and documentation for treatment. Successfully treating schizophrenia calls for both a psychiatrist who understands mental illness and taking medications regularly, so be sure to ask the right questions to find the right doctor and use some helpful reminders for taking medicine.