Medication, therapy, regular discussions with your doctor, and the support of family and friends all serve as important parts of your treatment plan. Yet as you manage your symptoms of Schizophrenia, you’ll also want to consider your overall health and its impact on your treatment.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
To get the most from treatment, you should avoid alcohol and illicit drugs. Abuse of alcohol or drugs can interfere with your treatment goals. Even a small amount of alcohol or an illicit drug can be associated with relapse.
Eat healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, fish, and grains. Try to limit fast food, snack foods, sugar, and caffeine. Eating a healthy diet and engaging in doctor-approved exercise can help you maintain your weight and contribute to overall health.
You should also work to maintain a healthy daily routine. Here are a few tips on how you might do so:
- It is best to take ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) every day as prescribed.
- Consider setting a time to wake up every morning.
- Try to avoid harmful things like smoking, alcohol, and illegal street drugs. Make an effort to eat healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, fish, and grains. Try to limit fast food, snack foods, sugar, and caffeine.
- Consider starting a diet or exercise program. Before doing so, always talk to your doctor.
You and your loved ones should also learn as much as possible about Schizophrenia, its symptoms, and the way it is treated. The more you understand Schizophrenia symptoms, the more familiar you will become with early warning signs of a relapse.
Understanding your condition can help you develop a plan to manage your Schizophrenia and maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. Learn more about Schizophrenia.
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