Mainly, living life with schizophrenia means trying to sustain an indeterminate balance between the things the brain tells and the reality. Statistical data says 40% of the people live a balanced and a productive life with Schizophrenia.
The illness may be periodic, with times of deterioration and improvement independent of hopes and actions. All you need to have is proper knowledge about the illness and the right support.
If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, there are a few things to remember to help your close one live a successful life with schizophrenia.
It is crucial to understand that many of the observations by a family member will help in a long way to diagnose illness like Schizophrenia in their close one.
What could be most useful from a family members point of view is to look at any abnormal behaviors in the person such as social withdrawal, not taking care of one’s personal hygiene and also changes in their emotional states such as anger issues and frustration?
Sometimes you can also see behaviors like talking to themselves when there is nobody also. These observations will bring in some questions as to why is he/she doing that? Now schizophrenia could well be one of the reasons for that abnormal behavior. Having observed these changes in their behavior, the next question would be – is he having a mental illness? And, that is when you need to visit a mental health professional for the right help.
When the individual behaves aggressively, has suicidal thoughts or hearing voices which is asking them to harm themselves. Such instances need hospitalization so that they can start their medication. If the illness has gone on for a long time where hospitalization alone is not enough or the individual is socially withdrawn, then rehabilitation center will help to get back their life.
Having diagnosed illness like schizophrenia first and foremost would be to discuss with the family members and perhaps the patients about the available alternative treatment options.
The slightest of observations can help in early recovery from schizophrenia. It is also crucial to make sure the individuals follow their medications regularly. And, addressing all the side effects can help in giving the moral support to help the individual recover faster.
Recovery takes time and you are not alone in this. Sharing your feelings and thoughts with a support group is enlightening and helpful for many.
Visiting a psychiatrist can do a lot of help. Call us today at 96111 94949 to get to know more about living a successful life with schizophrenia or visit Cadabam’s.