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How can I make the best possible recovery from schizoaffective disorder?

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  • The following are tips for making the best possible recovery from schizoaffective disorder:

    • Accept that you have a prolonged illness.
    • Identify your strengths and limitations.
    • Make clear, realistic goals.
    • After a relapse, go slowly and gradually back to your responsibilities.
    • Plan a regular, consistent, predictable daily routine.
    • Make your home as quiet, calm and relaxed as you can.
    • Identify and reduce stress. Make only one change in your life at a time.
    • Work toward an active and trusting relationship with the staff involved in your care.
    • Take your medicines regularly, as prescribed.
    • Identify early signs of relapse. Make your own early warning list.
    • Get involved with a group of people you feel comfortable with.
    • Avoid street drugs.
    • Whether or not you drink alcohol is a very personal decision you should make with your prescriber.
    • Eat a well-balanced diet.
    • Get enough rest.
    • Get regular exercise.
    • If you're not sure whether your feelings or fears are based in reality, ask someone you trust or compare your behavior with others.
    • Accept that there may be setbacks from time to time.
Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
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