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Getting Treatment

“Schizophrenia is not the dreaded disease it was about 30 years ago. Now, with early diagnosis, speedy initiation of treatment, careful monitoring of medication, regular follow-up, proper residential, vocational and rehabilitative support systems in place, the long-term outcome is quite favourable.” -- Psychiatric professional

How Families Can Help

Joining the BC Schizophernia Society is probably the best an easist way to help your loved one. So many resources and medications are now available that joining with others who have experience can make a world of difference to the lives of those touched by this disease.

Promising Developments & New Medications

"Schizophrenia is a most complex and puzzling disease. And now, after 100 years of enigmatic puzzling, I believe we may be on the threshold of an entire new era of understanding." -- Dr. Peter Liddle, Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia Research Head, Schizophrenia Division, University of British Columbia.

Schizophrenia FAQ's

Straight answers to some of the scary questions we all have about this disease, all explained accurately and carefully by leading BC researchers

Schizophrenia: Get the Facts

Excerted from a booklet produced by the BC Schizophrenia Society

Sypmtoms and Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

Some very important information for those who suspect they may have the disease, and for friends and families trying to cope with a loved one's suddenly bizzare and disturbing behavior.

What Causes Schizophrenia?

More information based on publications by the BC Schizophrenia Society.
No-one knows precisely what the causes of this disease are, but researchers are coming closer, and many pieces of the puzzle are becoming clearer

What Is It Like to Have Schizophrenia?

Despite her illness, Janice Jordan has successfully accomplished work as a technical editor for over 20 years and has completed a book of poetry based on her experiences.

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