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About Schizophrenia.com:"Started in 1995, Schizophrenia.com is a leading web community dedicated to providing high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals who's lives have been impacted by schizophrenia. The site is managed by a group of about 10 independent volunteers around the world - all of whom are either family members (with sons & daughters, brothers and sisters, or parents who have suffered from schizophrenia) or people who have schizophrenia. While none of us are mental health professionals, we are very familiar with the disease both through direct personal experience and extensive reading on the topic. We rely upon what we believe are good sources of scientifically accurate materials relating to schizophrenia and frequently consult with an ever growing group of schizophrenia researchers who act as unofficial advisors to the site - these schizophrenia researchers who help on an unofficial basis by answering our questions and occasionally providing feedback on different areas of the site."
The Tides Center Workteam1, (Schizophrenia.com)
PO Box 29907
San Francisco, CA 94129
szwebmaster@yahoo.com
http://www.schizophrenia.com/

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Schizophrenia in Children, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP):"Schizophrenia is a medical illness that causes strange thinking, strange feelings, and unusual behavior. It is an uncommon psychiatric illness in children and is hard to recognize in its early phases. The behavior of children and adolescents with schizophrenia may differ from that of adults with this illness. Child and adolescent psychiatrists look for several of the following early warning signs in youngsters with schizophrenia: seeing things and hearing voices which are not real (hallucinations), odd and eccentric behavior, and/or speech, unusual or bizarre thoughts and ideas, confusing television and dreams from reality."
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
voice: 202-966-7300 fax: 202-966-2891
http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/schizo.htm

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Schizophrenia, Associated Problems in Prepsychotic or Postpsychotic Phase, Internet Mental Health:"Reckless or Impulsive Behavior Obsessive Thinking or Compulsive Rituals Prolonged Anxiety, Tension or Worry Fidgeting, Pacing, or Hyperactivity Sad or Depressed Mood Irritability or Hostility Feeling Worthless or Guilty Fatigue (Physically Tired All Day) Poor Concentration or Attention Sleeping Problem Appetite or Eating Problem Poor Sexual Interest or Ability Overly Dependent Behavior Poor Physical Health."
editor@mentalhealth.com
http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-ps01.html

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Schizophrenia & Psychosis, Mental Help Net:"Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that severely impacts how 2.5 million Americans think, feel, and act. It is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to tell the difference between real and imagined experiences, to think logically, to express normal emotional responses or to behave appropriately in social situations. Schizophrenia can be draining on both the person with schizophrenia and their families. People with schizophrenia often have difficulty functioning in society, at work and in school. Family members may have to help out financially and make sure that medication is taken as prescribed."
Mental Help Net A service of CenterSite, LLC
570 Metro Place Dublin, OH 43017
http://mentalhelp.net/poc/center_index.php?id=7

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Schizophrenia, Mental Wellness.com, Janssen Pharmaceutica Products:"Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness described by the American Psychiatric Association as "one of the most debilitating and baffling mental illnesses known." The mental disorder is characterized by a dysfunction of the thinking process, such as hallucinations and delusions, and withdrawal from the outside world. Years of research have shown that schizophrenia is a biologically based brain disease. The most recent advances in brain imaging have confirmed imbalances of two brain chemicals dopamine and serotonin in those who suffer from schizophrenia. Dopamine is responsible for emotions and motivation; serotonin acts as a messenger and stimulates muscle movement, switching nerves on and off. The brains of people with schizophrenia have elevated dopamine and serotonin activity."
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, L.P 1-800-JANSSEN (526-7736) http://www.mentalwellness.com/schizophrenia/about/schizophrenia.jsp

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NARSAD: National Alliance for Research On Schizophrenia and Depression:"NARSAD is a private, not-for-profit public charity 501(C)(3) organized for the purpose of raising and distributing funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments and prevention of severe psychiatric brain disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression."
NARSAD
60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404 Great Neck, New York 11021 USA
Main Line: 516 829-0091
Research Grants Program: 516 829-5576 FAX: 516 487-6930
(800) 829-8289 or e-mail info@narsad.org
http://www.narsad.org/

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Rethink (formerly The National Schizophrenia Fellowship):"Rethink is the largest severe mental illness charity in the UK. As of 2nd July 2002 'Rethink' is the new operating name for 'The National Schizophrenia Fellowship'. We are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether they have a condition themselves, care for others who do, or are professionals or volunteers working in the mental health field. With more than 30 years of experience, and over 1800 staff, Rethink provide a wide range of community services including employment projects, supported housing, day services, helplines, residential care, and respite centres. All our services try to help people take more control of their own lives by building their confidence and strengthening their skills. With nearly 400 services, we support around 5000 people every day."
Rethink, Head Office
30 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4DD
Tel: 020 7330 9100/01 Fax: 020 7330 9102
National Advice Line Tel: 020 8974 6814 (open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday)
email info@rethink.org
http://www.rethink.org/

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Schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Society of Canada:" Is a treatable biochemical brain disorder Strikes 1 in 100 people Manifests itself usually between the ages of 15 to 25 years Causes 40% of people with schizophrenia to attempt suicide of which 10% complete the act. Costs Canadian taxpayers an estimated $4 billion annually in direct and indirect costs It is NOT: The fault of the person or their family. Founded in 1979, the Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SSC) is a national registered charity. SSC works with 10 provincial societies and their over 100 chapters/branches, to alleviate the suffering caused by schizophrenia and related mental disorders. To this end, SSC and its provincial affiliates carry out public awareness & education, family support, advocacy and research funding initiatives and programs."
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
50 Acadia Avenue - Suite 205 Markham, ON L3R 0B3
Tel: (905) 415 - 2007 Fax: (905) 415-2337
Call Toll Free in Canada: 1-888-SSC-HOPE [1-888-772-4673] e-mail: info@schizophrenia.ca
http://www.schizophrenia.ca/

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Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA):"Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA) is a self-help group for persons who have schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related illness. SA was founded in the Detroit area in July of 1985 and since that time, thousands of people have participated in meetings. There are currently more than 150 groups meeting throughout 31 states, as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, France, India and Venezuela" SARDAA Contact Information
PO Box 941222
Houston, TX 77094-8222
Phone: 240-423-9432
Toll-free: 866-800-5199
info@sardaa.org
http://www.sardaa.org

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WFSAD: World Fellowship for Schizophrenia & Allied Disorders:"The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (WFSAD) is the only global organization dedicated to lightening the burden of schizophrenia and allied disorders for sufferers and their families. WFSAD strives to increase knowledge, understanding and compassion and reduce the fear, stigma, discrimination and abuse that accompany these difficult conditions. WFSAD and its member organizations focus on the humane treatment of people with mental illnesses and on their primary care, which falls frequently upon the family, most often the parents, and can last a lifetime. There is need for housing, rehabilitation, recreation and a decent life for those battling these difficult conditions. It is estimated that some 40% of sufferers have no contact with formal mental health systems. Support, training and education is necessary for families and their sick loved-ones, who have an enormous and continuing burden to shoulder."
124 Merton Street, Suite 507, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2Z2, Canada
Tel: +1.416.961.2855 Fax: +1.416.961.1948 E-mail: info@world-schizophrenia.org
http://www.world-schizophrenia.org/

See also: Addictions, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Abuse

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October 15, 2000: Physician Restraint Orders Unclear On Transfer, Do You Apply In The Interim?
Summary: The use of Mechanical or Physical Restraints on confused patients is highly controversial. Due to substantial Death & Injury attributed to their use they are considered a last resort measure in providing for the safety of a patient. In this case, orders specifying what restraints and when they were to be used were unclear. In a patient that was clearly at high risk for injury, should they have been applied till the physician could have been contacted?
Tousignant v. St. Louis County, 602 N.W.2d 882 - MN (1999)
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/2000/101500.htm

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September 19, 1999: Abusive Psychiatric Patient Restrained, Placed In Seclusion For Angering Nursing & Medical Staff?
Summary: In dealing with violent, abusive or angry psychiatric patients, the safety of the patient and staff are the priority concerns. When restraints or seclusion are deemed necessary, justification for the measures must be documented concisely. In this case, an unruly patient angered the nurse caring for him. When leather restraints were applied and maintained for a prolonged period of time, the patient would object and later sue for damages.
Alt v. John Umstead hospital 479 S.E. 2d 800
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/091999.htm

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August 15, 1999: Violent Psychiatric Patient Attacks Nurse,
No Legal Recourse Against Facility or Psychiatrist?
Charleston v. Larson, 696 N.E. 2d 793 – IL 1998
Summary: It would seem absurd, that if a physician admits and facility assigns a nurse to care for a known violent patient, that it has no legal obligation to protect that nurse against violence. In this case, a psychiatric patient sought admission to facility. On admission, he threatened to attack a nurse. When the patient would follow through on his threat, the nurse was denied legal recourse against the psychiatrist who could have taken precautions against the attack.
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/081599.htm

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