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As a family member or close friend, you may help take care
of your loved one who has
schizophrenia. You can help your loved one stay in
treatment, take his or her medicines, and prevent symptoms from coming back
Along the way, be sure to take care of yourself too. It can be
hard to watch a family member—who in the past was happily planning for the future—develop symptoms of confusion and paranoia. Family members may need to seek support or treatment to help them cope with the
demands of the illness and the loss they may feel.
You can help yourself and your family best when
August 31, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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