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With effective treatment, people with schizophrenia can lead full, productive lives. Here’s how to talk with your doctor about the right options for you.

At Your Appointment Guide: Schizophrenia

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that is difficult to define and easily misunderstood.
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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

The earlier you can identify these key symptoms, the sooner you can find the right treatment for you or your loved one.

Understanding Schizophrenia

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How Doctors Diagnose Schizophrenia

Doctors typically need to observe symptoms over a period of six months to accurately diagnose schizophrenia.

Getting Treatment for Schizophrenia


7 Crucial Facts About Schizophrenia Treatment

Effective schizophrenia treatment requires a combination of medications, therapy, psychosocial treatments and ongoing support.

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Medical Management of Schizophrenia

Medications help lessen the severity and frequency of symptoms.

Know Your Treatment Options

If you’ve been diagnosed with schizophrenia, talk with your doctor about which of these therapies is right for you.

At Your Appointment

What to Ask Your Doctor About Schizophrenia

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Why You Need a Schizophrenia Crisis Plan

Taking these steps now will make it easier for loved ones to get the help you may need.

Living with Schizophrenia

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