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Including Family in Treatment

Doctors who treat these serious mental disorders say that the family actively playing a role in diagnosis, treatment, and recovery is crucial for patient success.

Common Signs
  • Sudden and unexplained academic problems
  • Suspicion of others without logical reasons
  • A decline in personal hygiene
  • Lack of feelings
  • Intense, sudden feelings without reason
  • Hearing voices that aren’t there or thinking noises are actually voices
  • Sudden obsession with new ideas

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