being a relative of a schizophrenic

Taking a Schizophrenic Patient to the Doctor

Relatives and friends of a schizophrenic patient, and people close to the patient usually find themselves at a loss as to what to do. The difference between the real world and the world of these patients, who are unable to distinguish between imagination and reality, also has a negative impact on the patient’s relationship with other persons. People close to the patient may suffer psychologically during this process, and may even stop associating with the patient. They may not know how to help the patient, and may not be able to prevent problems relating to a job and lodging which are needed by the patient.