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impact of psychosis and schizophrenia on families

What is the impact of psychosis and schizophrenia on families? What resources are available to the families and give two (2) examples of such resources?

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1. What is the impact of psychosis and schizophrenia on families?

The impact can be devastating, especially for the families that live in isolation with little or no support. Support from organizations and others is a protective factor for families i.e. understanding the disease, strategies to cope with the disease, etc. When the disease and disorder is controlled, it is still taxing on time, emotions and sometimes financial stress. Support groups for families often helps to relieve some of the stress related to living with mental illness.

Some negative implications of un-managed psychosis and schizophrenia on the family include:

(1) Negative ...

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The impact of psychosis and schizophrenia on families is assessed. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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