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The Vermont Connection

Abstract

As schizophrenia may afflict a college student at any time, either before or after enrollment, do college student personnel have the knowledge and preparedness to deal with the disease? The advancement of antipsychotic drugs will inevitably mean that schizophrenic students will be able to function on college campuses in unprecedented numbers while living with the disease. This article will give a general overview of schizophrenia, perhaps one of the least understood mental health diseases, so that student affairs professionals are equipped to understand and offer support to students who develop or already have the disease.