9 Facts to Know About Schizophrenia, Which Is Way Too Misunderstood

If you aren’t super familiar with schizophrenia, you might associate the condition with movies like A Beautiful Mind or episodes of Law & Order. But schizophrenia is a complex, widely misunderstood condition, and pop culture references to the disorder don’t always (or even usually) get it right. Here’s what you actually need to know about schizophrenia. 1. Yes, schizophrenia …

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Stress Affects People with Schizophrenia Differently

Washington D.C. [USA] July 12 (ANI): Turns out, stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia as compared to people without the mental illness. A new CAMH study showed the relationship between two chemicals released when people experienced stress – one released in the brain and the other in saliva – …

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Gift Ideas for Caregivers

An estimated 44 million Americans are unpaid family caregivers. Some caregivers look after a child with special needs, others take after a frail senior. Caregivers spend an average of 20 hours per week providing for their loved ones. It’s a challenging responsibility that comes with a lot of stress and not much rest or thanks. …

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Managing a Mental Illness in College

For most students, stress is a constant of the college experience. Being away from home and family, living with roommates, facing tougher classes, and balancing a heavy work load with a social life can lead many students to feel overwhelmed. For the 1 in 5 students living with a mental health condition, these stressors prove …

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4 Movies About Mental Illness

Numerous studies suggest that the majority of mental illness cases are never actually diagnosed. Whether you think you have a mental illness or not; don’t be afraid of mental illness- be informed. Awareness is the enemy of stigma! These four movies portray a glimpse of what it may be like to experience mental illness. Schizophrenia: A …

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Meet Dr. Rishi Kakar

Dr. Rishi Kakar is Segal Institute’s Principal Investigator and Associate Medical Director, he’s also the Principal Investigator at Atlantic Shores Hospital and the West Broward Outpatient Clinic, and maintains an active private practice with Compass Health Systems. He conducts clinical trials for phase I-IV studies in indications including ADHD in children, adolescents and adults, depression, …

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You and your Schizophrenia

Do you have paranoia, or hallucinations? If you have schizophrenia, it could be a difficult journey. Watch this video on how schizophrenia affects individuals and relationships. Schizophrenia is not split-personality, it is not a “creative adaptation that an individual makes about an insane world.” Schizophrenia can affect anyone for various reasons. It is a brain …

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Smoking During Pregnancy Puts Child At Higher Schizophrenia Risk

While smoking during pregnancy is commonly known for affecting the physical health of the mother and child, such as low birth weight, birth defects, and preterm birth, new research shows how it also has an impact on the child’s mental health too. This study, from the same research team that found a link between smoking …

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Myths of Schizophrenia

Unfortunately, there is still a stigma surrounding mental illness. Schizophrenia is no exception. Many people base what they think about this mental health disorder on the characters they see in television shows and in movies. However, many of those are not accurate depictions of people living with schizophrenia. Watch this video to learn more about …

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