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Diagnosis of schizophrenia

If you have unusual thoughts, perceptions or behaviours that sound like schizophrenia, a doctor can diagnose your symptoms and recommend treatment.

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Schizophrenia

Despite what many think, people with schizophrenia don’t have a ‘split personality’ and very few are violent. Learn more about this mental illness.

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Symptoms of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a major mental illness that causes an altered experience of reality. It is one of a group of disorders known as psychosis.

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Causes of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a major mental illness. While it can be inherited, the risk is increased by drug abuse and other environmental factors.

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Treatment for schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a major mental illness that causes an altered experience of reality. Your doctor can advise the best treatment options if you need help.

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Schizophrenia – Tom's story

Being diagnosed with schizophrenia can be both emotionally and practically challenging.

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Types of psychosis

Psychosis is often a symptom of another psychiatric illness or problem. Psychosis can be caused by schizophrenia and various other mental illnesses.

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Causes of paranoia

Whilst paranoia can be caused by a mental disorder, it can also be triggered by recreational drug use, neurological diseases, severe trauma or stress.

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Safe use of mental health medications

When it comes to mental health medication, there is no one size fits all solution. Different people can have different side effects. It's important to talk to your doctor during your treatment.

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Lithium

Trusted information about lithium, including lithium side effects from leading Australian health organisations.

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Bipolar disorder medication

There are many different types of medications used to help treat bipolar disorder. Find out more about what medication to take from a trusted source.

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