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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder—the most chronic and disabling of the severe mental illnesses. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These symptoms may leave them fearful and withdrawn.

Available treatments can relieve symptoms, but many people with schizophrenia continue to suffer some symptoms throughout their lives. However, treatment advances, particularly within the last decade, have improved the outlook for many people with schizophrenia.

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Schizophrenia
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This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

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If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

MEDLINEplus—Schizophrenia
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
The Schizophrenia Homepage
World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

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Last modified on: 2 January 2008


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