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How to Cope with Schizophrenia Disorder

Sep 15, 2008
Coping with schizophrenia disorder takes time and the admittance that you have a problem that is affecting your life. You have to be familiar with the disorder, any myths and facts that surround it in order to deal with it.

How to cope with schizophrenia disorder starts with educating yourself. The disorder has to be understood before you can cope with this disorder. The definition of schizophrenia has to be learned and understood; when this is achieved it becomes easier to cope.
When you are educated about the problems and difficulties that are going to come up the decisions that you are going to face will be easier. There is a need for self awareness when it comes to coping with schizophrenia disorder. This self awareness only comes after you have discovered all that you can about this disorder. You will be able to recognize the symptoms in yourself.

When you don't take care of yourself such as refusing to eat, not cleaning the house or wearing the same clothes for several days you are exhibiting the symptoms of schizophrenia disorder. You could be anxious about everything or you could have trouble sleeping. You could notice that you are suddenly suspicious of others and that you are questioning the motives that they have. You find concentrating on simple tasks difficult and you might be hearing voices that aren't real.

The sooner you recognize the signs of schizophrenia disorder the less difficulty you will have coping with the disorder. Once you become aware of the symptoms that you are experiencing you will be able to regain control of your life and deal with the situation better than you would otherwise. You will be able to avoid things that cause the schizophrenia disorder to get worse once you have noticed the symptoms and have an idea of what triggers them.

Things like drinking; drugs and stress should be avoided when you are learning how to cope with schizophrenia disorder since they can trigger symptoms. Looking after yourself so that you can stay well such as eating and sleeping in a regular pattern combined with exercise to stay fit will help you to cope with your symptoms.
There are ways to cope with the voices as well such as by staying busy or spending time with others that are close to you and participating in things that make you happy are all good ways to cope with the voices associated with schizophrenia disorder. The voices can be over powered with background noise as well. Coping with schizophrenia disorder can be made easier by joining a support group made up of others with similar experiences.

The joining of a support group will help to reduce the stress involved in overcoming the problems and symptoms associated with schizophrenia. People close to you can help you as well. They should be made aware of the symptoms that go along with schizophrenia disorder.

When you realize that you are not taking care of your personal needs you can make an effort to correct this. The family of a person with this disorder has to learn how to cope with schizophrenia disorder as well. While parents have a tendency to take the blame it is not their fault. Then there are those that accuse the patient of being lazy and indulgence of fantasies.

How family members cope with those close to them having schizophrenia disorder starts with them educating themselves in order to avoid making the situation worse than it already is. These things should make it easier for you to learn how to cope with schizophrenia disorder.
About the Author
Ronen David is the chairman of "Malam" (an Israeli organization supporting and representing those dealing with mental disabilities). He is the author of the "The Coping With Psychosis & Schizophrenia Self Help Handbook".
Visit his web site and learn aboutSchizophrenia Disorder
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