Schizophrenia: Overview

About this resource:

HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: National Institute of Mental Health

Last Reviewed: May 2020

This webpage describes the common onset of schizophrenia and its psychotic, negative, and cognitive symptoms. It provides risk factors for the condition: genetic, environmental, and brain structure and function. The page includes descriptions of different treatment and therapy options, like:

  • Medications
  • Psychosocial treatments, like cognitive behavioral therapy and supported employment
  • Programs for family education and support
  • Coordinated specialty care
  • Assertive Community Treatment

This page also includes information on how to support someone with schizophrenia, join a research study, and find other resources.

Read more about this resource

Objectives related to this resource (1)

Suggested Citation


National Institute of Mental Health. (n.d.). Schizophrenia. Retrieved from