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A Guide to Occupational Success for People with Schizophrenia

Psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, affect the way the brain works and can have an adverse impact on many aspects of daily life, including the workplace. For individuals living with schizophrenia, navigating the professional world presents unique challenges. The Life Adjustment Team (LAT) recognizes the complexities faced by those with schizophrenia in employment and is … Read more

Schizophrenia and Creativity: Exploring the Link and Breaking Stereotypes

The relationship between creativity and mental illness has been a topic of fascination and debate for centuries. Do artistic geniuses owe their brilliance to their struggles with mental health, or is creativity a separate realm of human experience unaffected by disorders such as schizophrenia? As we explore this topic, we’ll delve into the intriguing connection … Read more

Community Integration for Schizophrenia: Psychosocial Rehabilitation as a Bridge to Normalcy

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, neuropsychiatric disorders account for nearly 14% of the global burden of disease. Serious Mental Illness (SMI), affecting 1–2% of the population, brings substantial challenges, influencing social roles, daily life, and overall well-being. Individuals with chronic mental illnesses, including those diagnosed with schizophrenia, grapple with cognitive and functional … Read more

Understanding Schizophrenia: From Spiritual Beliefs to Modern Understanding

Our understanding of mental illness has evolved profoundly and transformatively throughout human history. This journey has illuminated several fascinating topics, including a growing understanding of schizophrenia—a complex mental disorder characterized by distorted thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. The road to understanding schizophrenia has taken us from ancient spiritual beliefs to contemporary scientific insights, demonstrating the persistence … Read more

Exploring Psychosocial Rehabilitation Techniques For Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex and challenging mental illness that profoundly impacts the lives of those affected, often impairing their ability to function in normal daily activities. Without appropriate intervention, untreated schizophrenia can lead to a diminished quality of life, recurrent setbacks, and even traumatic life events. While an array of treatment options, including medications, psychotherapy, … Read more

The Impact and Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

The stigma surrounding schizophrenia has long been an issue with wide-reaching and varied consequences. Mental health experts agree that stigma can prevent those living with schizophrenia from seeking treatment, which can result in contributed feelings of isolation, alienation, and hopelessness. This can have severe implications for the lives of those living with schizophrenia, including limiting … Read more

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

Can Schizophrenia Worsen with Age?

Any physical or mental ailment will worsen with age, our bones, heart, and skin seem to decide when they are done aging on their own time. Some of us have to go to the hairdresser to remove grays in their 20s while others can run marathons at 70. While those with chronic illnesses can age … Read more

Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

When someone is diagnosed with schizophrenia, it can be a confusing, scary time for the individual and their loved ones. We want to help you navigate through some of the terms that you may hear throughout your life as someone with schizophrenia.  Individuals with schizophrenia experience symptoms that include changes in their feelings, thoughts, and … Read more