Receiving a diagnosis of schizophrenia can be a worrying time
For some people, being diagnosed with schizophrenia can be scary; for others, it can be a relief to have their symptoms diagnosed and to know that someone understands what they are going through. Feeling nervous, apprehensive, or worried about how others will react is normal at a time like this, but there are a number of treatment options available for schizophrenia that can help you to manage your symptoms.
The next steps
Your healthcare team will explain to you and your family what a diagnosis of schizophrenia means, and help you to understand more about the condition and the treatments that are available.
Once you have received your diagnosis, together with your family and your healthcare team you will:10,18
- Identify achievable goals for your treatment and for moving on with your life
- Agree on the best kind of treatment to relieve your symptoms and prevent them from coming back
- Reach an understanding of how your illness and its treatment will be monitored and how regularly, and where you can turn to for additional information and support