Where To Get Schizophrenia Information

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First of all, if you think that you or someone close to you is developing the first signs of schizophrenia or are exhibiting strange behaviours, ideas or beliefs, it is vital that you seek professional help as soon as possible. There is some evidence that the longer schizophrenia treatment is delayed, the worse the long term outlook is likely to be.

In the first instance, your doctor will be able to refer an individual for psychiatric assessment and will also point you in the direction of where to find more information and support in your local area.

The following are other some other sources of help and information which might prove useful for anyone affected by Schizophrenia.

Sources in the UK

•    Rethink – formerly known as National Schizophrenia Fellowship. Rethink is a leading mental health charity offering information and support to people with mental health problems
•    Royal College of Psychiatrists – on their website you will find a number of informative leaflets about schizophrenia and mental health in general
•    Mind – a leading mental health charity in England and Wales that are working to ‘create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress’
•    Mental Health Foundation – a leading UK based charity which provides information, conducts research and organises campaigns to improve the services for anyone affected by mental health problems
•    NHS Direct – if you are worried and want to speak to someone immediately you can contact the NHS direct which offers a 24 hour health advice and information service. They will also be able to advise you on any self help or support organisations in your area.

Sources in the USA

•    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – NAMI is ‘the largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families’ they have affiliates in every state and over 1000 local communities across the country
•    National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) – NARSAD has a lot of information on their site including news regarding treatments and the latest research on psychiatric conditions
•    National Institute of Mental Health – their site has a lot of useful information on different mental health conditions including schizophrenia which is available in PDF file in both English and Spanish

Other resources

Schizophrenia.com provides information and support to anyone who has been affected by schizophrenia including individuals themselves, their families and carers.

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