What patient education resources exist for schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Family members can be referred to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (or another appropriate support group, if one is available). These groups can provide education and support.

People with schizophrenia have also championed self-help recovery-based approaches to care, with an emphasis on developing the personal strengths and resilience needed to combat this illness.

Much psychosocial treatment that is discussed below has an educational component.

Because other illnesses are common in schizophrenia, education about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and regular health care is helpful. Counseling with respect to sexuality, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases is important for these patients.

The following resources may also be helpful:

For patient education resources, see the Schizophrenia Health Center, as well as Schizophrenia.


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