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How does therapy help people with catatonic schizophrenia?

Mark Moronell, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Different types of therapy can help people with catatonic schizophrenia recover from their illness. People must be stabilized before they can participate in therapy. When people with catatonic schizophrenia participate in therapy, they can learn a number of things, including:

• the importance of maintaining treatment
• triggers of the disease
• symptoms that might signal a relapse
• effective ways to communicate with others

Some people with catatonic schizophrenia find family therapy beneficial. In family therapy, relatives and loved ones learn more about the illness, ask questions, and voice concerns. Being surrounded by encouraging and supportive family members can help a person with catatonic schizophrenia feel more confident in his or her recovery.

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