Talking to Your Doctor About Schizophrenia
by Amy Scholten, MPH
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with schizophrenia. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Other Problems
About Treatment Options
Interview therapists by asking:
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed December 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 8/13/2019
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