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Schizophrenia: An Information Guide 


This guide is written for people with schizophrenia, their families and partners, and those who want a basic understanding of this illness. It is not a substitute for treatment from a physician, but it can be used as a basis for questions and discussion about schizophrenia.


We would like to thank those who were treated at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (one of the founding partners of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), and their families, for their questions, suggestions and comments on earlier versions of this guide. Also, our thanks are extended to the many Centre staff who were instrumental in producing this guide.


  1. What is schizophrenia?
  2. Treatment
  3. Common concerns about schizophrenia and its treatment
  4. The future
  5. Discovering someone close to you has schizophrenia
  6. Returning home: family concerns
  7. Glossary
  8. Appendix 1
  9. Appendix 2


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