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A non-profit community providing in-depth information, support, and education related to schizophrenia.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This site, specifically targeted to children and adolescents, offers a specific section called "Facts for Families" containing articles on topics such as the transition to college with a mental disorder, ADHD, Autism, depression, eating disorders, and advocacy; a medical professional finder, and more.
Mayo Clinic: Schizophrenia
Provides definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, how to prepare for appointments, tests and diagnosis, treatments and drugs, coping and support, prevention, links to specific types, and related illnesses.
From tips on managing stress and creating balance, to information on treatable mental health conditions like depression - LawLifeline is your confidential, online resource for taking care of your emotional health. If you or a friend are having a hard time, you can take our anonymous screening tool, get the facts on common mental health conditions, or find support and resources on your campus.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a mental health advocacy organization. Its goals include offering hope, reform, and health to the American community by providing education, support, and advocacy. The NAMI website has information on a wide range of mental illnesses, medications, and support resources.
Mental health information from the American Psychiatric Association.
MedlinePlus is a health information website sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides current and authoritative information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, specific diseases and conditions, and clinical trials.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The SAMHSA website has information and publications on substance abuse and mental health issues. There are also tools for finding treatment services nearby.
Diagnosis Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource by Rachel Miller, 2002
This book recounts the journeys of thirty five young people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Includes information provided by people who have schizophrenia and reviewed by psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and psychiatric rehabilitation workers. Revised 2010.
Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life by Kim Mueser, 2006
Provides information on a range of treatment and support options that can lead to a better life for individuals with schizophrenia and their families. Individual chapters highlight special issues for parents, siblings, and partners, while other sections provide tips for dealing with problems such as cognitive difficulties, substance abuse, and psychosis.
I am Not Sick, I Don`t Need Help!: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment by Xavier Amador, 2010
Written after the author`s struggle to get his schizophrenic brother to accept treatment, this book discusses tips and techniques to get someone with schizophrenia, bipolar, or other disorders accept treatment, when many of these patients do not believe they are ill.
Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia by Roberta Temes, 2002
A comprehensive guide for persons with schizophrenia
Me, Myself, and Them: A Firsthand Account of One Young Personís Experience with Schizophrenia by Kurt Synder, 2007
With the help of psychiatrist Raquel E. Gur, M.D., Ph.D., and veteran science writer Linda Wasmer Andrews, Kurt Snyder recounts his experience and recovery from Schizophrenia and provides an overview for others affected by adolescent schizophrenia. Drawing on the latest scientific and medical evidence, he explains how to recognize warning signs, where to find help, and what treatments have proved effective. Kurt also offers practical advice on topics of particular interest to young people, such as suggestions on managing the illness at home, school, and work, and in relationships with family and friends.
Surviving Schizophrenia, Sixth Edition: A Family Manual by E Torrey, 2013
This book explains the nature, causes, symptoms, and treatment of schizophrenia and addresses many issues of living with the disease. It also includes the latest research findings and answers to commonly asked questions.
Schizophrenia Revealed: From Neurons to Social Interactions by Michael Green, 2003
Introduces a range of scientific findings on the nature and origins of schizophrenia.