Social life

Social withdrawal is one of the common negative symptoms in schizophrenia and people often experience emotional, social and motivational difficulties.

They may also lack the motivation to participate in everyday life due to their symptoms and this can lead to a sense of isolation and an inability to relate to others and build meaningful relationships.

Psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions used today can help patients overcome the social barriers associated with schizophrenia and help them to achieve a normal social life.1 It is important for people with schizophrenia to feel comfortable and accepted and this can improve their overall well-being and that of their family. It can bring great pleasure to a family member or their caregivers to see the patient interacting with other family members and friends and enjoying everyday activities again. However, for this to happen, it is important that the symptoms of schizophrenia are well controlled by continuing with medication as prescribed.