Early in 2011 my daughter was diagnosed with NOS psychotic disorder which is looking more and more like schiophrenia. She will be 16 in the spring. I had the misconception that we had caught it so early that we would be several steps ahead of it, but I'm discovering that isn't how this illness works. And I'm heartbroken and don't know what I need to do besides everything else. We have a good network of professionals she is working with and she is very good about taking her medication (we're currently switching her from Abilify to Risperidone), I just need to know practical things now. Will medication help with her negative symptoms, like her flat affect? Do I need to set up some sort of trust for her? I try not to get overwhelmed with her future, but it's difficult. And lately I'm stuck in a period of denial, that it can't possibly be this, because, well, it just can't, right? Ugh.