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I have a family member who has just been assessed as needing medication for bad psychosis, and possibly schizophrenia; this family member has refused all medication and counselling help and has now cut everybody off. Family is distraught wondering what the best thing to do is, so I thought I'd have a search for some advice or tips as to what I could do (or not do) to help him on this forum. Any advice gratefully received...?
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Maybe be supportive of their decision not to take meds. The side effects are awful and might not even be worth it. And welcome!
 
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when i first got sz i didnt take meds and i didnt see things from the psychiatrists perspective.
 
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@Knitr7 hi there and welcome . I dont know if not taking the meds is a good idea. Yes they do have side effects but he could be putting himself in a really dangerous situation if he doesnt. He may even end up hospitalised and would he want that cos i can assure you its not a nice place to be in especially when you dont understand what’s happening. I suggest that you take a look at the section in schitzophrenia to see others views
 
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