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A relapse can happen when you have
schizophrenia. In a relapse, your symptoms return and
may be so severe that they cause a
psychotic episode. This means you can't tell the
difference between what is real and what isn't real. A relapse or a psychotic
episode can be very intense and scary.
You can do some things to help
prevent a relapse:
An action plan says in writing
what you can do to help prevent a relapse and what you need to do if you have
signs of a relapse. You will need the help of others to get through a relapse.
An action plan lists the general signs of a relapse and those that
may be special to you.
An action plan lists things that need to be taken care of
during a relapse. Think about:
Action plans also can include legal documents. Write these
when you have few or no symptoms, and ask your doctor and lawyer to help
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMiklos Ferenc Losonczy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Miklos Ferenc Losonczy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry
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