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What is recovery from a mental health condition like?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Swimming in a pool versus in a storm in the ocean, and knowing you are doing so and in control. The key word here is control. A great deal of mental health conditions do not have cures, so recovery has more to do with controlling and managing your symptoms such that you are able to complete daily tasks, excel at work, and maintain social relationships again. It also means identifying cues and signals of potential relapses and dealing with them constructively so remission is prolonged.

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