Living with Schizophrenia
First Published 2003
This video offers essential information and guidance for individuals and families coping with a schizophrenia diagnosis. The program features illuminating first-hand accounts from three people with schizophrenia and one person with schizoaffective disorder, along with commentary from treatment expert Dr. Andy Campbell. Viewers learn clear steps they can take to lead fuller, more successful lives, including how to work effectively with doctors and therapists; manage medication problems; make healthy lifestyle choices; recognize the early warning signs of relapse; and enlist needed support from family members and friends.
"This program is well-directed and edited, and the production quality is exceptional. Featuring persons with schizophrenia who present extensive educational information, the video demonstrates that people with the illness can attain a high level of functioning. It will be informative and appealing for individuals and family members learning about schizophrenia. In addition, the program will be useful as a teaching tool for a broad spectrum of students. The content is clear, accurate, and pitched neither too high for undergraduates nor too low for graduate-level students."--Robert S. Kern, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
"This video presents an accurate portrayal of schizophrenia, while being both optimistic and realistic. It is rare to see people with the illness speak so eloquently about their experiences. Overall, the message is positive and important: people can live rich, enjoyable lives with schizophrenia, especially if they are able to learn how to manage their illness."--Kim T. Mueser, PhD, New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center