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Support after an episode

Support after an episode

After an episode of psychosis or schizophrenia, you should take your medication for 1–2 years to help prevent your symptoms returning.

When you no longer need medication:

  • you should stop taking it gradually with help from your healthcare professional

  • you should see your healthcare professional regularly while stopping medication and for at least 2 years after you have stopped taking it.

You healthcare team should encourage you to write about each episode for your medical notes. Many people find this helps them spot the early signs of an episode and understand their illness and treatment.

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