The support of a love one is crucial in schizophrenia treatment. While it may be difficult at times, caregivers are at the forefront. They can help observe symptoms of a coming relapse, ensure that medication is taken, and keep track of treatment. Keep the lines of communication open and be supportive.
Question: My mother is 48 years old and exhibiting what appear to be early symptoms of schizophrenia. She is paranoid, delusional, disorganized and irrational. How can I convince her to seek psychiatric help? Every time I try, she attacks me and views me as an enemy. Dr. Ballas: I am sorry to hear about the problems you are facing. …