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Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

Schizophrenia is one of the greatest remaining challenges facing medical science. There are still widespread misconceptions regarding the illness.

Schizophrenia seeds sown in early life

Cardiff University researchers discovered that a gene known to be involved in the mental illness is active in newborns.

Schizophrenia Awareness Day 25 July

Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling illness and one of the most stigmatized psychiatric illnesses. The exact cause is unknown, […]

The fortunate mother: caring for a son with schizophrenia

For the mentally ill, relatives are the last to leave.

SA Federation for Mental Health October 2014 Awareness Programme

World Mental Health Day was established by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, and is now observed annually. […]

Living with Schizophrenia

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling illness that affects the brain. Approximately 1% of the population will […]

Skisofrenie die misverstane siekte

Mense wat aan skisofrenie ly, is nie mal nie. En hulle is meestal nie gevaarlik nie. Amanda de Lange het […]

Desperate search for answers to schizophrenia puzzle

Where traditional beliefs are more real than textbooks, treating illness is a balancing act for sangomas and medical doctors alike.


Read here Schizophrenia psychosis

Information on:

(1) Schizophrenia information sheet; brochure

Prospective Biomarker for Schizophrenia?

In a new study, Swedish researchers have identified epigenetic changes — known as DNA methylation — in the blood of […]

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University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
University of Cape Town