Advice For Family Members of Patients

Support for family members and caregivers
Schizophrenia can drastically change the lives of both those who suffer from it and those who are close to them and who participate in their care. Caregivers live with the disease 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The disease can be more complicated if you are already an older person and you do not have time to take care of it, sometimes it is not wrong to admit that we can not do something, as this is not a game you can consider the option of assisted living Tijuana Mexico.

It is complicated to treat the psychotic episodes and the symptoms suffered by a person with schizophrenia. For all this, it is essential that, if you are a relative, friend or caregiver of a person who has a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia, have information about the disease, its treatment, and access to health services.

It is essential to try to know the disease as well as possible and to consult with the doctor any question or doubt that may arise.

Your role is significant because you can detect symptoms and make it easier for medical services to focus on the person who suffers.

For the person suffering from the disease, family and friends are undoubtedly a most valuable source of practical and emotional support.

What do you know about the symptoms of schizophrenia?
Contrary to popular belief, schizophrenia is not a problem of ‘personality splitting.’
Your family member or friend can perceive reality in a very different way than you and other people do. They often suffer frightening symptoms, such as hearing inner voices not recognized by others, or believing that other people read their minds, control their thoughts or conspire to harm them.

Living in a world distorted by hallucinations and delusions, people with a psychotic disorder may feel scared, anxious and confused, and may live in terror and seclusion. Their way of speaking and behaving can become so disorganized that it can be incomprehensible or frightening to others.

In part because of the unusualness of the realities they experience, people with psychotic symptoms can behave in very different ways at different times. Sometimes they can seem distant, indifferent or worried, and could even sit rigidly, without moving for hours and without making a sound. Other times, they could regularly be walking, always busy, with a vigilant and alert aspect.