Dealing with negative symptoms

Is there a good way to deal with relatively mild negative symptoms?

After a few years, I consider myself kind of lucky that more than 50% of the time, I have already been able to have a relatively normal life and study in graduate school. But there is still some sporadic paranoia and some almost never go away mild negative symptoms that prevent me from being as productive as before I got Sz. Sometimes, doctors also suspect there is some mixture of depression can exist, but it seems that antidepressant is not helpful anyway.

Are there some good ways to deal with these mild but persistent negative symptoms that put me in a relatively low motivation to do things?


My negs aren’t mild, I wish they were. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has made the largest difference for me. It hasn’t gotten rid of the negs, but it lets me push past them most of the time.


Negative symptoms, like avolition and brain fog, i try and just push on, my quote under my name is clear, and i follow it as much as i can. Do what you can, when you can.

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i don t have any negatives on invega and prozac combo.but in my pre-medication period i was like catatonic

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I have terrible negative symptoms, that impact my life significantly. I am keen to hear any and all suggestions regarding coping and management, but not so much CBT. Please contribute anything you know or have experienced WRT negative symptoms, and how you managed them, including pharmacology.

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