7 Tips for Coping With Schizophrenia as a Family

Develop a Home Treatment Plan

The goal for people with schizophrenia is to live at home, not in an institution, Savageau says. That often means family members need to know exactly how to manage the condition. Make a plan with your loved one’s doctors for home care. According to Savageau, this should include strategies for making sure your loved one sticks to a medication regimen, a list of signs of relapse to watch for, and a plan for what to do when a relapse occurs. “This plan should be written out, and everyone should know what their responsibilities are,” Savageau says.

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