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Why Residual Schizophrenia is No Longer in The DSM

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which included significant changes to the way schizophrenia is diagnosed. One of the first changes is that the DSM-5 now requires patients to experience two or more symptoms of psychosis, at least one of … Read more

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How to Get Your Teenager the Help They Need for Mental Health Diagnosis

It’s no secret that young adults’ mental health is in crisis. Rates of anxiety and depression are skyrocketing, and children as young as five are being diagnosed with serious mental health conditions while teens and young adults are suffering more than ever under the ever-increasing pressures of the modern world.  The good news is that … Read more

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When Do You Need Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for Mental Health

What is Assertive Community Treatment? An Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program is a structured, evidence-based therapeutic program that is designed to improve outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are at risk of psychiatric crises and hospitalizations, as well as incarceration. ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in … Read more

man with schizophrenia experiencing delusion

What is the Most Common Type of Delusion in Schizophrenia?

Delusions and Schizophrenia The most well-known symptoms of schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations. Since they are dramatic and easily sensationalized, they are the behaviors most often highlighted by popular media when schizophrenia is depicted. And indeed, hallucinations and delusions are very important and common symptoms of this illness. Nonetheless, these symptoms are not necessary for … Read more

Person diagnosed with schizophrenia preparing their food for the week

Beneficial Foods for Those with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia and Nutrition Our diet plays an important role in our lives. Not only is it a means of survival, but it can also provide us with much pleasure. It is now widely recognized that controlling what we eat is an important factor in staying healthy for everyone. However, for people with schizophrenia, this is … Read more