What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia, a disease of the brain, is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illnesses known to man. But because it has been misunderstood for so long, it has received relatively little attention and its victims have been undeservingly stigmatized.

Schizophrenia is not a split personality, a rare and very different disorder. Like cancer and diabetes, Schizophrenia has a biological basis and is, in fact, a relatively common disease, with an estimated one to one and a half percent of the U.S. population being diagnosed with it over the course of their lives. While there is no known cure for Schizophrenia, it is a very treatable disease.

Most of those afflicted by Schizophrenia respond to drug therapy, and many are able to lead productive and fulfilling lives.


About Us:

The SRF is an independent registered charity formed in 1962 to advance the better understanding, prevention, treatment and cure for all forms of mental illness and in particular for the illness known as Schizophrenia.

In March 2006, following the death of the Hon Mrs. Miriam Lane, the name of the Fund was changed in her memory, to the Miriam Rothschild Schizophrenia Research Fund.

In April 2014, the Fund linked with Mental Health Research UK (a charity with similar objectives to the SRF) to form a stronger more sustainable organisation, able to fund more research. Mental Health Research UK now carries out all the administration of both charities

Over the years, donations and grants have been made to help patients suffering from Schizophrenia and for pure research, the latter by the funding of research scientists directly, or by the provision of equipment. Following the linking we would ask all donors to send their donations to Mental Health Research UK, where it will be used for research into Schizophrenia. Please see details opposite.
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