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If you have
schizophrenia, it may be hard to keep track of all the
things you need to do and the people who are helping you. Case management helps
you do this. One person, called a case manager, helps
you keep track of your treatment and your recovery goals.
Assertive community treatment (ACT) is a type of case management. Your
ACT team includes a case manager, doctor,
psychiatrist, and nurse. Your team can help you 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. You get care where you live. You don't have to stay
in or visit a health care center to get treatment.
Contact the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) at www.nami.org,
or talk with your health care team about whether ACT is available in your
community. Some communities have services similar to ACT that are known by
other names, such as community rehabilitation.
August 31, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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