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Q: How to help a Chinese-American male with schizophrenia ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: How to help a Chinese-American male with schizophrenia
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: raggedyrush-ga
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Posted: 03 Jan 2004 21:05 PST
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Question ID: 292927
I need information on how to help a male family member with
schizophrenia.  The family is of Chinese descent living in the U.S. 
Information related to medication compliance and caregiving (related
to psychotic behavior patterns) would also be helpful.
Subject: Re: How to help a Chinese-American male with schizophrenia
Answered By: knowledge_seeker-ga on 04 Jan 2004 09:23 PST
Hi raggedyrush,

In keeping with the price of your question, I?ll be brief here, but
will provide you with links to further reading so that you can follow

Probably one of the best sources of information on the treatment and
management of Schizophrenia (in addition to offered by Jackburton below) is
Medline?s Health information page on Schizophrenia.


Another very useful website is that of the National Association for
Mental Illness (NAMI) Here is their reference page on Schizophrenia



Conventional treatment of schizophrenia begins with stabilizing the
psychotic symptoms. For this, antipsychotic drugs are available ? both
conventional and newer ?atypical? antipsychotics.

Some of these anti-psychotics are taken each day orally. Others can be
administered by injection every 3-4 weeks. This is good for patients
who refuse to take daily medications.

Once a patient is stabilized, then they (often along with family and
friends) should undergo psycho-social counseling and treatment.
Patients need more than medicine. They need day-to-day help living and
coping with their disorder ? and very importantly, family members need
to understand what the schizophrenic patient is experiencing and how
they can help.  This supportive treatment includes such things as
Patient and family education, medication and symptom monitoring,
arranging for supervision of financial resources, training and
assistance with activities of daily living and peer support/self-help

If you would like to help your family member find treatment and
support near him, use this link to search by location:


Finally, for more in depth information, please see this question I
answered earlier on the same subject ?


And these other related questions:

Re: Clozapine,Alcoholism,Schizo,Low Self Esteem. Help me help this wonderful person

That should give you enough resources to help your family member. I
wish you the best of luck ?


Search strategy: 

Worked from my previous question. 
Verified links
Found affiliate finder on NAMI site
Subject: Re: How to help a Chinese-American male with schizophrenia
From: probonopublico-ga on 03 Jan 2004 21:20 PST
I suggest that you get expert medical advice.

There is medication that will control the patient's behaviour and
ensuring that this is taken regularly seems essential.

(I'm no doctor but I do run a couple of care homes for mental health
cases, including several with schizophrenia.)

As far as I am aware, ethnical background is not a factor.
Subject: Re: How to help a Chinese-American male with schizophrenia
From: jackburton-ga on 04 Jan 2004 06:19 PST
The website provides patients, family members, and
caregivers with information on schizophrenia and related mental
illnesses. They have a discussion forum too, which you may find

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