It is estimated that approximately 1% of the population has schizophrenia, although through interpersonal relationships it effects many more people than this.
People diagnosed with schizophrenia will mostly require ongoing health care support and treatment periodically. People with prolonged and chronic schizophrenia often experience stigma and fractured relationships with their family, spouse and the community.
This course provides an overview of this serious mental illness for healthcare professionals.
This course has been written by healthcare content experts and has been peer reviewed.
Participants will learn about the probable causes, signs and symptoms, and common treatments for schizophrenia. It will discuss communication techniques that may be helpful in communicating with people with acute psychosis.
This course supports healthcare provider goals of improving awareness and supporting those with mental illness.