Social life


One of the common negative symptoms of schizophrenia is withdrawal from social life, and the patients often have emotional, social and motivational issues.

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Due to these symptoms, these patients often lack the motivation to take part in everyday life, which leads to a feeling of isolation and inability to develop attachments to others and to have meaningful relationships.

Psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions currently used can help patients to overcome social limitations related to schizophrenia and to have a normal social life.1

It is very important that schizophrenia patients feel safe and accepted, which can improve the general well-being of the patients and their family members. Family members or caregivers can take great joy in seeing that the patient communicates again with other family members and friends, and enjoys everyday activities.

However, for this to happen, the symptoms of schizophrenia have to be properly controlled by continuing to take/use the medication as prescribed.

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