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Can schizophrenia be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Like other disorders, schizophrenia can become complicated, but you can prevent these complications if you closely monitor your schizophrenia and stay on top of your treatment. Likewise, if you know you're at risk for developing schizophrenia, some lifestyle choices may help you prevent yourself from developing the disorder. These include staying away from drugs that have not been prescribed to you, avoiding stressful situations, and following your doctor's orders.

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