Counseling and therapy are
important parts of treatment. You will work with a mental health professional
such as a psychologist, a licensed professional counselor, a clinical social
worker, or a psychiatrist.
Find a therapist you trust and feel
comfortable with. A good therapist not only provides help but gives you support
and encouragement. If you don't feel good about working with one doctor or
therapist, try another one.
Schizophrenia is a complex illness that may partly involve your genes. But other events in your life may also play a role.
Scientists are edging closer to figuring out if there are ways to lower the risk of schizophrenia.
includes education about schizophrenia and its treatment.
It's important, because your family can play a large role in supporting you if you
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