Schizophrenia

 

Schizophrenia, NARSAD Schizophrenia Site
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Treatment ("PORT")
Schizophrenia Overview Treatment Guidelines
Schizophrenia - Patient and Family Guide  
 

Schizophrenia, NARSAD:
http://www.narsad.org/dc/schizophrenia/
This pamphlet is a very high quality overview of schizophrenia, including various treatments, from the respected National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). As in many publications, some of the information on medications is out of date or incomplete (also in Spanish). 

Schizophrenia:
 http://schizophrenia.com/

A moderately useful site for finding information and links related to schizophrenia. Contains some unconventional topics and some of the items are outdated.  

Schizophrenia Overview:
http://www.mentalhealth.com/book/p40-sc02.html
This is a high quality and comprehensive pamphlet/website Produced by the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society. The title is "Schizophrenia: Youth's Greatest Disabler." 

Schizophrenia - Patient and Family Guide:
http://www.psychguides.com/gl-treatment_of_schizophrenia_1999.html
This is a companion site to the Treatment Guidelines site. It contains excellent information for patients, families and mental health professionals. (Available in Spanish)

Schizophrenia Site:
http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/PatientResAllCateg/Schizophrenia?OpenDocument
This site contains "the latest medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-related disorders." 

Schizophrenia Treatment ("PORT"):
http: www.state.sc.us/dmh/clinical/port.htm

This important article, from Schizophrenia Bulletin, contains a very specific and comprehensive set of treatment guidelines for schizophrenia (referred to as "PORT" recommendations from the "Patient Outcomes Research Team" funded by NIMH). Eighteen of the recommendations address antipsychotic agents and adjunctive pharmacotherapies; the remaining 12 address electroconvulsive therapy, psychological interventions, family interventions, vocational rehabilitation, and assertive community treatment/intensive case management. 

Treatment Guidelines:
http://www.psychguides.com/
This site contains the "expert consensus" treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These are very useful, but differ from the American Psychiatric Association's practice guidelines, which are more comprehensive. These "expert consensus" treatment guidelines have also been used in developing the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) guidelines, which are on this site under"Medications." For yet another important set of treatment guidelines, see the Schizophrenia Treatment guidelines (PORT) listed (under Schizophrenia) on the Specific Psychiatric Disorders page and also on the Medications page.

 

 

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