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BEERSE, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A newly-refreshed version of the Schizophrenia24x7 website, visited by more than 260,000 people from 190 different countries since its launch in 2011, has gone live today – World Mental Health Day – a day devoted to raising public awareness about mental health issues.
Schizophrenia24x7, which is run by Janssen and is available in 12 languages – with another nine languages soon to be available, was developed to support people living with schizophrenia and their families, with practical information and resources. The new additions to the Schizophrenia24x7 website include:
Alisdair Cameron of Launchpad, an organisation which endeavours to improve mental health services and who reviewed the updated website, said “Schizophrenia is becoming more and more understood in terms of the impact of symptoms, the effective treatments available today and the importance of staying well. It is vital that people with schizophrenia are educated and equipped with appropriate tools to help them manage their condition. The Schizophrenia24x7 website has a wealth of useful information and provides visitors to the site with interactive resources to track their progress.”
Schizophrenia24x7 still contains all of the useful information previously hosted on the website, the most popular of which include:
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Schizophrenia is a complex illness in which people have difficulties in their thought processes leading to hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking and unusual speech or behaviour (known as ‘psychotic symptoms’).1,2 These symptoms mean that people with schizophrenia can find it difficult to interact with others and may withdraw from everyday activities and the outside world.1,2 Whilst psychotic episodes can be a frightening experience for people with schizophrenia, correct treatment and management can effectively control the condition. The Schizophrenia24x7 website is an important self-help resource to support the patient journey.
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1. APA Clinical Guidelines. American Psychiatric Association. Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. 2004
2. Falkai et al. World J Biol Psychiatry
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