Feb 10, 2020
People with schizophrenia may not believe that they have an illness or need medical help.
People with schizophrenia may not believe that they have an illness or need medical help. Despite these beliefs, keeping doctor appointments is critical. The sooner the person is treated, she says, the better the outcome. Arguing with people with schizophrenia or attempting to convince them that the voices they hear don't exist isn't an effective way to get them to seek treatment. Instead reminding people with schizophrenia how treatment can help them reach whatever goals they may have for their lives. There needs to be a sense of motivation on the person’s part.