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Schizophrenia

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
Schizophrenia
is the
22nd
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
40
males
with schizophrenia
talk to therapists
48
females
with schizophrenia
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsnegative thoughtsneurotransmittersunknown
Symptoms
Thoughts
delusionsdisinteresthallucinations
Behaviours
disorganisationimmobility
Process
Impact
impairment
Diagnosis
Adults

1 (or more) months of delusions and/or hallucinations and/or disorganisation. With impairment and possible disinterest or immobility.
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Art Therapy
for Schizophrenia

For life events
Focus on the past or present
For Adults
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Schizophrenia

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 16 sessions
nice.org.uk recommend

Drama Therapy
for Schizophrenia

For life events
Focus on the past or present
For Adults