Schizophrenia - Recovery
If your symptoms come back, it's called a
relapse. Anyone with schizophrenia can have a relapse,
but it happens much more often when you don't take your medicine.1
You can help prevent a
relapse by taking your medicine, going to your counseling sessions, being
active in your own recovery, and not drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs.
If you are having trouble taking your medicine
or feel that you don't need to, talk to your doctor or another trusted person. Your
doctor may be able to change the medicine or how much you take. A partner or
spouse may help you find ways to remember to take the medicine. Read about
help remembering to take your medicine.
A healthy lifestyle
The symptoms of schizophrenia
can make it easy to forget some of the basics of good health. But it's
important to try to have a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some
things to do: