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What might help with triggering schizophrenia symptoms?

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For people with schizophrenia, stress can trigger symptoms. When you feel overwhelmed, step back and take a break. If you're supporting a friend or relative with schizophrenia, try to help them find healthy ways to relax. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise each day. Some studies suggest that exercise, along with medications, may help schizophrenia symptoms. To stick with it, find an exercise partner. Do your best to get the sleep you need. Sleep can be a problem for people with schizophrenia. Exercise and limiting caffeine help.

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Bouhlel, S. , 2012. Encephale

Emsley, R. , 2013. BMC Psychiatry

HelpGuide: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Recovery."

Lamberti, J. , 2001. Journal of Psychiatric Practice

Andreasen, N. , 2013. The American Journal of Psychiatry

Wunderink, L. , 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

UpToDate: "Pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia: Long-acting injectable antipsychotic drugs."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Bouhlel, S. , 2012. Encephale

Emsley, R. , 2013. BMC Psychiatry

HelpGuide: "Schizophrenia Treatment & Recovery."

Lamberti, J. , 2001. Journal of Psychiatric Practice

Andreasen, N. , 2013. The American Journal of Psychiatry

Wunderink, L. , 2013. JAMA Psychiatry

UpToDate: "Pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia: Long-acting injectable antipsychotic drugs."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 13, 2018

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