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What support is available for family of people with schizophrenia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Friends and family members of people with schizophrenia have a difficult task. They must help their loved one to keep symptoms under control and deal with psychotic episodes. Family and friends of people with schizophrenia must receive some type of support in order to do this well. Support is available for these individuals. It includes support groups where family members can meet and discuss issues with one another. Other types of support are classes and literature available from doctors that can explain the disease and make caring for your loved one easier.

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