Slide Decks on Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is characterized by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behavior. Worldwide, schizophrenia is associated with considerable disability and may affect educational and occupational performance.

Get an introduction to schizophrenia or dive into details on the subject by going through our slide decks. In each slide deck, you will encounter an introductory overview of the subject and gain insights into fundamental concepts of schizophrenia. Our slide decks encompass a range of topics, including the broad range of symptoms in schizophrenia, the emotional and practical burdens of schizophrenia on families, and the adherence to antipsychotic therapy in schizophrenia. You can view, and download all our slide decks for free.

Schizophrenia in Diagnostic Manuals

Definitions and Diagnosis

People with schizophrenia commonly experience hallucinations and delusions. In this slide deck, basic concepts and definitions related to schizophrenia are explored. Go to the slide deck.

Caregivers of patients with schizophrenia can experience negative changes in their own quality of life

Epidemiology and Burden

This slide deck explores the epidemiology and burden of schizophrenia and includes illustrations of the economic burden of the illness. Go to the slide deck.

The dopamine D1, D2, and serotonin 5-HT2A and 5-HT6 receptors are distributed across a variety of locations in the brain

Neurobiology and Aetiology

This slide deck presents an introduction to neuroanatomy, the key components of neurosynaptic transmission, neurotransmitters and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Go to the slide deck.

Positive symptoms of schizophrenia are inversely correlated with ability to function

Course, Natural History and Prognosis

Schizophrenia is a progressive and recurring disease characterized by multiple psychotic relapses. This slide deck covers the course, natural history and prognosis of schizophrenia. Go to the slide deck.

Swedish national cohort study of schizophrenia comorbidities


Psychiatric and somatic comorbidities, elevated mortality and patient quality of life are discussed in this slide deck, which also includes slides discussing the key features of the illness. Go to the slide deck.

Some antipsychotics are associated with high rates of sedating adverse events, which can worsen outcomes

Treatment Principles

This slide deck covers the progression of schizophrenia and functional decline. You will gain insight into treatment principles, the impact of adverse events on patients and the importance of early intervention for patients with schizophrenia. Go to the slide deck.

Selected Articles on Schizophrenia

Explore articles on schizophrenia, a global concern affecting over 20 million individuals, leading to substantial psychosocial impairments. Discover insights on biomarkers for prevention and treatment, the hypothesis of pathological aging in schizophrenia, and the enhanced quality of life for first episode psychosis patients through evidence-based psychosocial and pharmacological interventions.

Watch the Videos on Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is treatable. Treatment with medicines and psychosocial support is effective. When selecting treatments for schizophrenia, physicians have to consider many variables, including the patient’s health and lifestyle, co-prescribed medications and previously experienced adverse events. Access our videos where experts explain complex topics in a clear and accessible manner.

Pharmacologic treatments for Schizophrenia

In this video Professor Christoph Correll discusses the challenges we have with the available schizophrenia treatments today.

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Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Schizophrenia

In this video, Dr. Jose M. Rubio share his insights on why we need biomarkers for Schizophrenia.

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Understanding the Pathology of Schizophrenia

Research has generated several hypotheses for explaining the underlying pathophysiology of schizophrenia

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Download Illustrations & Figures on Schizophrenia

Access images for use on Schizophrenia, including illustrations encompassing various aspects such as an overview of the global impact of schizophrenia, stages of biomarker discovery from target identification to clinical benefit verification, and exemplars of clinically valuable biomarkers in medical practice.

3D Brain Atlas

Some areas of the brain seem to be related to the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.[Owen et al. (2016),Stahl, S. M. (2013)]