Schizophrenia and the Caregiver
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 (relapse).
Along the way, be sure to take care of yourself too. It can be hard to watch a family member who was once 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.
Tips for family members and friends
Caring for the family
You can help yourself and your family best when you:
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