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Schizophrenia


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You're
not alone
with
schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
is the
22nd
most common reason
for therapy

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
41
males

with schizophrenia
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
50
females

with schizophrenia
talk to therapists

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20/01/2020

Causes

Genes
Events
abuse, bereavement, homelessness, redundancy
Negativity
Brain
chemical imbalance
Uncertain
Combination
of causes
nhs.uk

Symptoms

Thoughts
Delusions
beliefs which are unreal to others
Disinterest
in activities
Hallucinations
hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting or touching experiences which are unreal to others
Behaviours
Disorganisation
talking quickly, slowly or incoherently
Immobility
or unresponsiveness
Impairment
to relationships, self-care or work
psychiatry.org

Diagnosis

Adults
Primary SymptomsImpairment
to relationships, self-care or work
1 (or more) ofDelusions
beliefs which are unreal to others
Disorganisation
talking quickly, slowly or incoherently
Hallucinations
hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting or touching experiences which are unreal to others
and (if only 1 of above)Disinterest
in activities
orImmobilityor unresponsiveness
6 (or more) months

Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

psychiatry.org
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for schizophrenia

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 16 sessions

44 therapists
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20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Art Therapy
for schizophrenia

For life events
Focus on the past or present
For Adults

3 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Drama Therapy
for schizophrenia

For life events
Focus on the past or present
For Adults

3 therapists
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20/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 20 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021