Tips for relatives
Family members and friends play an extremely important role in motivating their relative/friend living with schizophrenia, maintaining medication and achieving the benefits of a long-term treatment.
The family, friends and fellow patients of the patients with schizophrenia can support and encourage the patient, and thus help improve his or her condition.
Patients living with schizophrenia are often concerned about what others might think of their disease.
Support and further advices
The dedicated support from relatives plays a key role in the success of the therapy of schizophrenia, recovery of the patient and return to the society.
What can we do to help a relative living with schizophrenia?
When a family member is diagnosed with schizophrenia, that person can play an extremely important role in supporting the ill family member and providing appropriate care.
Reactions related to the symptoms
People close to the patient with schizophrenia are often uncertain on how best to react to the patient’s unusual or clearly erroneous statements.