Schizophrenia Patient Resources
If you know—or if you even suspect—that you or a loved one has schizophrenia or some other psychotic illness, you’ve come to the right place and you are not alone.
There’s a lot of confusion and stigma surrounding schizophrenia. Learn more about this illness and how it is diagnosed.
FAQs: Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Get answers to frequently asked questions about psychosis and schizophrenia for both patients and family members.
FAQs: First-episode and Early Psychosis
Learn about the services offered in the First-episode and Early Psychosis Program.
Schizophrenia Education Day
Watch presentations from the Department of Psychiatry's annual Schizophrenia Education day for patients and families.
I cannot say enough good things about this place. Since coming here a few months back, I started a new medication and my life has literally turned around.
Patient, Schizophrenia Clinical & Research Program
For General Information
- Medscape Schizophrenia Resource Center
- Open the Doors - Information in eight languages
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
- Psychosis Sucks
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
For Medication Information
- Amador, X. (2000). I am Not Sick. I Don’t Need Help! Helping the Seriously Mentally Ill Accept Treatment. Peconic: Vida Press.
- Dickens, R. & Marsh, D. (Eds.). (1994). Anguished Voices: Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities. Boston: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions.
- Gottesman, I.I. (1990). Schizophrenia Genesis: The Origins of Madness. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
- Keefe, R.S.E. & Harvey, P.D. (1994). Understanding Schizophrenia. New York: Free Press.
- Marsh, D.T. & Dickens, R. (1997). How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family: A Self Care Guide for Siblings, Offspring, and Parents. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Putnam.
- Mueser, K.T. & Gingerich, S. (1994). Coping with Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers. New Harbinger Publications.
- Temes, R. (2002). Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia. New Harbinger Publications.
- Torrey, E.F. (1995). Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
- Woolis, R. (1992). When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Families and Friends. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Putnam.
- Friedman, M. (2000). Everything You Need to Know About Schizophrenia. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group.
- Schiller, L., & Bennett, A. (1996). The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness. New York: Warner Books Inc.
- Simon, C. (1997). Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings. New York: Penguin Books.
- Olson, L.S. (1994). He Was Still My Daddy. Portland: Ogden House Publishing Co.
- Sexton, L.G. (1994). Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother. Boston: Little Brown & Co.