The 411 on Schizophrenia

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  • Are Blacks Overdiagnosed With the Disorder?
  • The Warning Signs
  • Why Treatment Is Crucial
  • Treatment Barriers
  • Bringing a Face to the Disease
  • Schizophrenia Can Take Lives
  • What Is Schizophrenia?
  • How Common Is It?
  • How Does Schizophrenia Affect the Brain?
  • Who Is at Risk?

Why Treatment Is Crucial

The most common treatment is anti-psychotics, which come in pill or liquid form. While the meds may make people feel better quickly, some people ditch the meds thinking they are OK. But that really isn’t the case. Sticking with your meds is crucial in order to manage schizophrenia and live a functional life with less symptoms. 

(Photo: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

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