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How can I support a loved one who has schizoaffective disorder?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Survive and recover

Help keep these goals in mind.
Like any disease, hope is essential. Success comes from knowing the goals and getting help. Loved ones can play a key role in bridging the gap between the patient and outside help. Help in the form of medication, psychotherapy, supervision, financial aid etc are not easy to ask for or get. Bridge the gap and you will help save a life.

In brief: Survive and recover

Help keep these goals in mind.
Like any disease, hope is essential. Success comes from knowing the goals and getting help. Loved ones can play a key role in bridging the gap between the patient and outside help. Help in the form of medication, psychotherapy, supervision, financial aid etc are not easy to ask for or get. Bridge the gap and you will help save a life.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Schizoaffective

In addition to thoroughly educating yourself about the disorder, make sure the person is taking their meds and attending therapy sessions.
Even though you cannot make the person do these things, you certainly can point out consequences for going off meds or ceasing treatment.

In brief: Schizoaffective

In addition to thoroughly educating yourself about the disorder, make sure the person is taking their meds and attending therapy sessions.
Even though you cannot make the person do these things, you certainly can point out consequences for going off meds or ceasing treatment.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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