Living With Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia and heat related deaths

Summer background, wonderful blue sky with bright sun and clouds Posted: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Recent reports in both the mainstream press and the academic literature coming out of Canada and the US have strongly indicated that people with schizophrenia are at an increased risk of death from heat-related illness during heat waves and other periods of excessive hot weather. And, with summer just around the corner, people living with […]

Schizophrenia is a Major Cause of Homelessness

Homelessness Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2022

With the onset of the cold weather our thoughts may quite justifiably turn to those people who are experiencing homelessness at this time of year. There has been a recent trend to try to associate homelessness with social factors but it is vital that we do not allow these social considerations to cloud what we […]

Shortage of Doctors in the NHS

shortage-of-doctors Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2022

For people suffering from serious mental health conditions like schizophrenia and receiving care by the British National Health Service one of the biggest frustrations is often the length of time it takes to get to see a doctor both at the level of the general practitioners locally and at the specialist level like psychiatrists and […]

The Invisible Symptoms of Schizophrenia!

The-invisible-symptoms-of-schizophrenia Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2022

When you hear the word ‘Schizophrenia’ what comes to mind? You might think ‘hallucinations’ or ‘delusions’. You might imagine a person looking anxious, unkempt and dishevelled, walking the streets yelling out. Not many of you would imagine a person fully clothed, laying on their bed in the middle of the day, curtains drawn, staring into […]

Coronavirus: Are People with Schizophrenia at Higher Risk?

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2020

In this series of blogs we will be looking at the possible impacts of the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) epidemic on people with schizophrenia and asking the question: are people with schizophrenia at particular risk from Covid 19? The early studies coming out of China following the Wuhan epidemic do not show that people with schizophrenia […]