Involuntary Treatment Options in Schizophrenia
Inside Schizophrenia
by Healthline Media
2d ago
Treatment for schizophrenia is a tough journey for people with the illness but also for caregivers and loved ones. Due to cognitive symptoms, hallucinations, and delusions, a person with schizophrenia may not be able to make decisions on treatment or take care of themselves. When should caregivers step in to legally take control over a person with schizophrenia? What are the types of involuntary treatment? What are the other options available to people with schizophrenia and caregivers? Host Rachel Star Withers, a person with schizophrenia, and co-host Gabe Howard discuss involuntary treatment ..read more
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Community Involvement in Recovery with Schizophrenia
Inside Schizophrenia
by Healthline Media
2M ago
There is a huge gap in how people with schizophrenia are expected to recover and then integrate back into society. Many of us are in active treatment and managing symptoms. Now what? How do we function in life? How do we fit into society? We all want friends, to have a purpose, to belong. These desires fall under community involvement. Integration into the community is recognized as an important component of recovery for those with severe mental illness. It is also one of our biggest challenges. Hosts Rachel Star Withers and Gabe Howard explore different programs all over the world that work t ..read more
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Disturbing Thoughts in Schizophrenia
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by Healthline Media
3M ago
Impulsive thoughts to harm yourself or others, confusing delusional thoughts, thoughts commanding you to do things — all of these are terrifying to experience. A breakdown in the thought process is a hallmark of schizophrenia. When does an intrusive thought become delusional and something a person might act upon? If a person has disturbing violent thoughts, are they dangerous?  Host Rachel Star Withers, who has schizophrenia, shares her personal struggles with disturbing, intrusive, violent thoughts. Rachel is joined by guest Kassie Love, who is a marriage and family therapist specializin ..read more
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Grieving the Life You Lost Due to Schizophrenia
Inside Schizophrenia
by Healthline Media
4M ago
Living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia means that you and those around you will experience multiple losses as you navigate the disorder. It can take away relationships, employment, education, performance, independence, and sense of self.    Will I keep getting worse?  What happens if I have another psychotic episode?  What will my life look like in 10 years?  What if I can’t take care of myself?  It’s normal to grieve the life you or a loved one lost to schizophrenia. But, what does that grief look like and how do you keep going?  Host Rachel Star With ..read more
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Helping Caregivers Navigate Schizophrenia
Inside Schizophrenia
by Healthline Media
5M ago
When a mental health crisis hits, it can catch everyone off guard—the person experiencing the crisis and those around them. For many with schizophrenia, this is a person’s first psychotic episode. As a caregiver, friend, or loved one, how do you get help for them? And how does the system work? Today, host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard are discussing navigating schizophrenia as a caregiver. Their guest, Scott Joffrion, father of an adult son with schizoaffective disorder, also joins to share what he wishes he had known when starting this journey of navi ..read more
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LGBTQIA+ Community and Schizophrenia
Inside Schizophrenia
by Healthline Media
6M ago
The LGBTQIA+ community and psychiatry have had a very troubled past, especially when it comes to schizophrenia. Some of the first theories for the causes of schizophrenia actually centered around bisexual desires. There were even theories that people living with schizophrenia were all asexual due to the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. And those are just two examples.   In this episode, we discuss LGBTQIA+ issues in relation to schizophrenia, what psychiatry got wrong, and what current studies are showing. We also hear directly from an openly transgender man who lives with sc ..read more
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Stigma in the Medical Community Against Schizophrenia
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by Healthline Media
7M ago
When managing schizophrenia, many of us have come to accept that there is a stigma around the disorder. But what happens when the stigma is from the medical professionals who are supposed to be treating, diagnosing, and helping you? Mental health professionals can even turn away people with a schizophrenia diagnosis. When we've been turned away by a therapist, psychologist, what happens next? Where do we end up? Studies have found that mental health professionals have a tendency to view people with serious mental illnesses more negatively than positively, characterizing them as manipulative, l ..read more
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Early Indicators of Schizophrenia
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by Healthline Media
8M ago
Up to 80% of people with schizophrenia aren't aware they're experiencing early schizophrenia symptoms. Most people with schizophrenia go through a prodromal stage, where there's subtle changes in mood, thinking, and behavior. It's an evolution of the symptoms to come. Early indicators vary based on the age they start. An adult who develops schizophrenia will experience different signs than a child who develops the condition. Host Rachel Star Withers and cohost Gabe Howard explore the early signs of schizophrenia in children, teens, and adults. Joining to discuss the future of identifying bioma ..read more
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Serial Killers and Schizophrenia: Facts vs. Fiction
Inside Schizophrenia
by Healthline Media
9M ago
True crime TV shows, podcasts, and books love to explore the minds of serial killers. To perform such heinous acts a person must be “insane,” “crazy,” and “mentally unstable.” Over time, the “schizophrenic serial killer” became the monster behind many of these crimes. But is it true? Where did the stereotype of serial killers having schizophrenia come from? When was schizophrenia first considered to be a violent mental illness? What's the truth to the myth of the schizophrenic serial killer? In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia, host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-ho ..read more
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Is It Healthy to Find Humor in Schizophrenia?
Inside Schizophrenia
by Healthline Media
10M ago
Are you having trouble with mental illness or are you really good at managing it? Humor can heal or hurt. Is schizophrenia something to joke about? Should you make jokes about mental illness? Schizophrenia is a very serious topic, but it can be exhausting to be serious all the time. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard find the humor in having schizophrenia in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia.  TikTok star comedian Kody Green joins to share his journey that includes addiction, incarceration, schizophrenia, and comedy. To learn more -- or read th ..read more
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