13 episodes

Inside Schizophrenia is a podcast by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. Each episode looks at life through the unique lens of people living schizophrenia and psychosis. New episodes once a month on your favorite podcast player or by visiting psychcentral.com/is.

The podcast is hosted by Rachel Star Withers with Gabe Howard.

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    • 4.7, 47 Ratings

Inside Schizophrenia is a podcast by people with mental illness for people with mental illness. Each episode looks at life through the unique lens of people living schizophrenia and psychosis. New episodes once a month on your favorite podcast player or by visiting psychcentral.com/is.

The podcast is hosted by Rachel Star Withers with Gabe Howard.

    The Role Nurses Play in Schizophrenia Treatment

    The Role Nurses Play in Schizophrenia Treatment

    Some of the professionals that work most with helping people with schizophrenia are nurses. There are so many types with different skill sets. Host Rachel Star Withers and Co-host Gabe Howards learn who these often overlooked healthcare workers are. Dr. Tari Dilks, Professor and President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, joins with insight on what goes into being a psychiatric nurse. 

    • 48 min
    Schizophrenia in Men

    Schizophrenia in Men

    Men and women experience schizophrenia differently; from the age of onset to symptoms and how society treats those with mental disorders. 
    Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men. 
    Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden Finch returns to explain the clinical side of the issues.

    • 40 min
    Schizophrenia in Women

    Schizophrenia in Women

    Often we don't really consider gender dynamics in treatment or medication. A lot of medications are only tested on men because of the risk of pregnancy, etc. This means there are whole drugs that have made it to market that may not have ever been tested with women. Schizophrenia affects women in many different ways than men. This episode discusses differences in age, symptoms, treatments, lifestyle, parenthood in the genders as they experience schizophrenia.

    • 54 min
    Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

    Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

    Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition. In this episode, host schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with her cohost Gabe Howard will be discussing comorbidity with schizophrenia. Comorbidity is associated with worse health outcomes, more complex clinical management and increased health care costs.

    Occupational therapist Brock Cook will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.

    • 47 min
    Treatment Strategies for Schizophrenia

    Treatment Strategies for Schizophrenia

    Medication, Therapy, Hospitalization, Electroconvulsive Therapy- what are the treatment strategies for schizophrenia? How do you convince someone they need help? What if someone refuses treatment?

    Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with co-host Gabe Howard reveal different treatments they have undergone over the years with various outcomes. Guest Barbara Thompson, with NAMI, shares support options for people with schizophrenia and their family in the community.

    • 54 min
    Psychosis in Schizophrenia

    Psychosis in Schizophrenia

    What exactly is psychosis? What happens in the brain of a person with schizophrenia who is hallucinating?

    Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers shares her personal hallucinations and delusions and Dr. Joseph Goldberg, who specializes in researching what goes on in the brain when someone is experiencing psychosis, joins to break down how the brain functions during psychotic episodes.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Mom in the South ,

I’m so glad I found this!

My daughter is 17 and has Schizophrenia. I’ve been searching and truly just aching to find information exactly like what you’re sharing! I love how informative this is, as well as all the personal stories! It’s just what the doctor ordered for this mama. 😉

PiNkFlOwErSfL ,

Thank you!

Thank you for doing this podcast. It is very informative!

Strive011 ,

Thank you!

I appreciate tips on how to promote positive behavior in patients with a schizophrenia with a lot of negative symptoms. Would love more info of supportive communities are there around schizophrenia when the psychiatrist are not hands on and just medically manage and there are limited good therapist that take Medicaid

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