Thursday, Jun. 11, 2009



• If you have a schizophrenic parent, your risk for the illness is 5 to 15 times as high as that of the general population

• Still, 90% of schizophrenics have no family history

Warning Signs

• Visual or auditory hallucinations

• Serious attention problems in childhood

• Jumbled thinking and difficulty expressing thoughts or ideas


• An intervention developed in Maine uses low-dose antipsychotic medication and family psychoeducation for kids who are having prepsychotic symptoms