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Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disease characterized by abnormalities of thinking, emotions, and recognition. It affects overall behavior and personality, impacting all daily life functions, activities, self-care, social obligations, follow-up treatment, adherence to medication behaviors, relapse, and family relationships. Without suitable family structures and mutual support, patients cannot maintain their former lifestyles. Moreover, social oppression often affects family attitudes and relationships, negatively impacting patient well-being. Surely family relationships have a direct influence on the quality of life of schizophrenic patients. Structural family counseling helps schizophrenic patients and their families to achieve better family structures and relationships, helping to resolve problems by taking action to: (1) assess family structure and strengthen family relationships; (2) identify problems and jointly set goals and plans; (3) explain the nature of disease disorders and the proper use of medication; (4) support families in resolving patients' improper medication usage behavior; and (5) develop skills and provide solutions to patients' issues. This counseling will help patients’ family relationships, mutual care, and support of patients and families for better outcomes. In turn, schizophrenic patients in the community will adhere more effectively to proper medication behavior.
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