Schizophrenia Health (cont.)

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Support Groups and Counseling for Schizophrenia

Self-help groups: Schizophrenics Anonymous is an organization devoted to support of the person with schizophrenia.

Outside support for family members of those with schizophrenia is necessary and desirable. The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is an in-depth resource. This outreach organization offers information on all treatments for schizophrenia, including home care.

Another organization that can be useful for both people with schizophrenia and their families is the National Mental Health Association or one of its state or county chapters.

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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Authors and Editors

Author: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Cristinel M Coconcea, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Case University School of Medicine; Director of Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders Program, University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Coauthor(s): David E Ramos, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

Editors: Ronald C Albucher, MD, Assistant Chief, Psychiatry Service, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Alan D Schmetzer, MD, Professor and Assistant Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/13/2012

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