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Does therapy work to treat disorganized schizophrenia?

Mark Moronell, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Therapy can be helpful for people with disorganized schizophrenia, if they are well enough to communicate and participate actively in the process. In individual and group therapies, people with disorganized schizophrenia may benefit from learning:

• how to manage their treatment, including staying on their medications
• signs and symptoms of disorganized schizophrenia
• ways to cope with a long-term illness
• tips for self-care and how to live independently
• effective ways to communicate with others

Some people with disorganized schizophrenia may also participate in family therapy. Here, relatives are able to support each other as they navigate life with a family member with a chronic illness. In this process, the stigma of mental illness may decrease as the group works together and learns more about disorganized schizophrenia.

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