Understanding Schizophrenia

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

Additional Resources


For General Information

For Medication Information


For Information/Support

  • 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.

For Teenagers

  • 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.