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Suggest Treatment For Schizophrenia

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Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Question: My friend has just been put in a Group Home, after being released from hospitalization for a relapse of schitzophrenia. He is 45 and responded very well to the medication. However, he is far from where I can visit him, and I want to try and get him placed in a Group Home closer to where I live.He wants to live on his own with the guardianship of his parents which proved to be a disaster in the past. Is there any way he can live on his own as an outpatient with a social worker who checks on him weekly to see that he reports to his doctor and is taking his medicine?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (37 minutes later)
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Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Unfortunately schizophrenia usually requires group homes to achieve best and safest results. We want to avoid re-hospitalization which requires medication adherence, which is difficult for people with schizophrenia to do on their own, thus the need for a group home with daily observed medication administration. It is the best thing for him to keep him healthy and safe.

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Suggest Treatment For Schizophrenia

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. Unfortunately schizophrenia usually requires group homes to achieve best and safest results. We want to avoid re-hospitalization which requires medication adherence, which is difficult for people with schizophrenia to do on their own, thus the need for a group home with daily observed medication administration. It is the best thing for him to keep him healthy and safe. Dr. Sheppe