Mental health disorders


About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious brain illness. People who have it may hear voices that aren't there. They may think other people are trying to hurt them. Sometimes they don't make sense when they talk. The disorder makes it hard for them to keep a job or take care of themselves.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia
  • Positive symptoms: Hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren't there), delusions (beliefs that aren't true), trouble organizing thoughts, and strange movements
  • "Negative" symptoms: Difficulty showing emotions and functioning normally, depression, withdrawing
  • Cognitive problems including trouble using information, making decisions, and paying attention

All Medications for Schizophrenia

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Schizophrenia

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • listen to as much music as you can

What’s your best coping strategy?
  • listening to relaxation music

Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • listening to relaxation music

  • Stay busy to help keep yourself distracted to lessen auditory hallucinations and irritability.