Schizophrenia Resources

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime—more than 2 million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them.

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Recommended Books

Recommended BookSurviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers (4th Edition)
E. Fuller Torrey

Since its first publication nearly twenty years ago, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease, helping thousands of patients, families, and mental health professionals to better deal with the condition.  In clear and compassionate language, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey explains the nature causes, symptoms, and treatment of this often misunderstood illness.  The classic guide also addresses the many issues of living with the disease, for both patient and family, and includes the latest research findings on the causes of and treatments for schizophrenia.  Also here are lucid answers to the questions most commonly asked by families, consumers, and providers.  This fully revised fourth edition of Surviving Schizophrenia is a must-have for the multitude of people affected -- both directly and indirectly  -- by this serious, yet treatable, disorder.

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Recommended BookThe Day the Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope
by: Ken Steele, Claire Berman

A nationally known spokesperson for the mentally ill offers hope and inspiration in this moving story of his 32-year struggle with schizophrenia and his remarkable recovery.

For thirty-two years Ken Steele lived with the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, tortured by inner voices commanding him to kill himself, ravaged by the delusions of paranoia, barely surviving on the ragged edges of society. In this powerful and inspiring story, Steele tells the story of his hard-won recovery from schizophrenia and how activism and advocacy helped him regain his sanity and go on to give hope and support to so many others like him.

His recovery began with a small but intensely dramatic moment. One evening in the spring of 1995, shortly after starting on Risperdal, a new antipsychotic medicine, he realized that the voices that had tormented him for three decades had suddenly stopped. Terrified but also empowered by this new freedom, Steele rose to the challenge of creating a new life. Steele went on to become one of the most vocal advocates of the mentally ill, earning the respect not only of patients and families but also of professionals and policymakers all over America through his tireless devotion to a cause that transformed his life and that of countless others.

The Day the Voices Stopped will endure as Ken Steele's testament for all who struggle with this heartbreaking disease.

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