Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, behaves and relates to others. This guide is for people with schizophrenia, their families and friends, and anyone else interested in better understanding the illness and what it is like to experience it. The guide provides easy-to read, up-to-date information about the symptoms, causes and treatment of schizophrenia. It includes chapters for family members on supporting the person with schizophrenia, taking care of themselves, and explaining the illness to children.
This valuable resource shows how, with treatment and support, people with schizophrenia can embrace a journey of recovery and lead meaningful lives.
|Publisher:||Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)|
Table of Contents
1 What is schizophrenia?
- How does schizophrenia begin and what is its course?
- What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?
- How is schizophrenia diagnosed?
- Co-occurring issues
- Schizophrenia and violence
2 What causes schizophrenia?
- Biological theories
- Environmental theories
3 Treatments for schizophrenia
- The treatment team
- Electroconvulsive therapy
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
- Psychosocial therapies and supports
- Peer support
- Complementary approaches
- Medical care, physical activity and diet
4 Hospital, intensive support and community support
- Intensive supports in the community
- Community supports
5 Recovery and relapse prevention
- What is recovery?
- The process of recovery
- Promoting wellness and preventing relapse
- Practical aspects of recovery