A severe mental disorder that appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. People with schizophrenia may have hallucinations, delusions, loss of personality, confusion, agitation, social withdrawal, psychosis and/or extremely odd behavior.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s site answers frequently asked questions about mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, and discusses research advances in treating and understanding these illnesses.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America, formerly the National Mental Health Association, provides information about many forms of mental illness, treatment options, and medication resources. In addition, free brochures and reports are available.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Web site houses resources on a host of mental illnesses, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. The site also provides information on treatments, support groups, and recovery from mental illness.

NIMH: Schizophrenia

This National Institute of Mental Health page provides information about the symptoms, treatments, and current research on schizophrenia.

Dana Articles

Finding Clues to Schizophrenia Outside Neurons

Finding Clues to Schizophrenia Outside Neurons 2017-01-12     Ariel Y. Deutch James G. Blakemore Chair of Psychiatry, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology Vanderbilt University Medical Center  View article as PDF In 1972 the distingui

The Deprived Brain

How to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Without Taking Drugs While most cases of dementia may be unavoidable, a great many may be prevented or delayed via simple changes in diet and other habits. In principle, the earlier in life a person starts making these changes, the better the preventive effect would be.

Schizophrenia: Hope on the Horizon

By: Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., FRANZCP

(Read Q&A with Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., FRANZCP)
In July 2014, an international consortium of schizophrenia researchers mounted the largest biological experiment in the history of psychiatry. With many more avenues for exploring the biological underpinnings of schizophrenia now available to neuroscientists, hope may be on the way for the estimated 2.4 million Americans and 1 in 100 people worldwide affected by the illness, one in which drugs have limited impact and there is no known cure.

Schizophrenia Research Zeroes In on Fast-Spiking Interneurons

Could the disorder—often characterized by hearing voices—be a failure of brain rhythms?

Unraveling the Complexity of Schizophrenia Genetics

Our understanding of the biological mechanisms of schizophrenia risk has steadily evolved over the past few decades, attributable largely to advances in human genetics and to genomic technologies. One of our series of Reports on Progress.

Appraising the Risks of Reefer Madness

By: Sir Robin Murray, M.D.

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Studies that have tied cannabis use to schizophrenia in the developing brain are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to marijuana. Our author, a noted British psychiatrist, offers a European perspective on issues such as the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, dependence and cognitive impairment, and the implications of legalization.