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Mental Health Concerns
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Therapy: In spite of maintaining a medication regimen, many
individuals with schizophrenia have persistent hallucinations
and delusions that do not respond to further medication.
Cognitive-behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp) has been
found to be effective in helping individuals learn to manage
hallucinations more effectively, engage in healthy behaviors
and maintaining important social connections.
Family Support: Caregivers benefit greatly from the National
Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family education
program, taught by family members who have the
knowledge and the skills needed to cope effectively with a
loved one with a mental disorder.
Resources:
National Institute of Mental Health:
nimh.nih.gov
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
nami.org
Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs,
nami.org/sstemplate.cfm?section=SchizophreniaSurvey
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
. Saks,
Elyn R. 2007.
The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your
Loved One Get the Most Out of Life
. Mueser, Kim T. and
Susan Gingerich. 2006.
Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and
Providers
. 5th ed. Torrey, E. Fuller. 2006.
A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash Jr.
,
winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994. Nasar, Sylvia.
1998.