Publisher: NIMH 2009
Number of pages: 35
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. Treatment helps relieve many symptoms of schizophrenia, but most people who have the disorder cope with symptoms throughout their lives. Researchers are developing more effective medications and using new research tools to understand the causes of schizophrenia.
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Clinical depression can be an incapacitating illness, affecting your ability to perform tasks that require concentration and rendering you unable to work. We hope to provide you with the knowledge everyone should have about their mental well-being.
by Susan Baur - University of California Press
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