How does your psychologist help your negative symptoms?

Many users here suggested me a psychologist for my negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Sorry if I was rude to you when I said it doesn’t help. I would like to know how exactly does he help your negative symptoms of sz?
What does he say? How does he treats these symptoms?

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I’d like to know this myself.

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I would like to know this as well. :person_fencing::person_fencing::person_fencing:

Me too, I went to a shrink and it didn’t help.

My pdoc said it is pretty much something I have to get used to. Would be interested to know otherwise.


I was told that the only psychotherapy that could help negative symptoms was CBT. And when I tried, the “help” they provided for it amounted to one statement: “act on your goals, not your mood”. I felt like I understood that already and the problem was something else.

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Therapy helps. It doesn’t fix the brain but teaches you to use your faulty brain in better ways to function in the world.

Here is a sample therapy technique which can be used for most mental issues which have insight.

By promoting positive routines, and dealing with issues in your head that don’t go away with meds that affect your quality of life.

Don’t you think that it would be a bit of a crap healthcare system in mental health just to treat people with medication and then give up on them as people?

Therapy with a psychologist who has a doctorate is something that is in very high demand and they can introduce you to compassionate mind sets etc.

Where I live you can wait up to 18 months to start sessions. Demand is high.

It’s your choice whether you think it’s worth a try, but you have nothing to lose based on your repetitive posting about just eating and being in bed all day.

If that’s what you’re doing it needs to change, as this being the case you have no quality of life if you’re wasting away like that.

It sounds to me like you’re doing this as a way of coping. A psychologist can move you away from doing this. I used to spend all my free time in bed, but over the past few months, I have stopped doing it, and put in place some better things to do than just vegetate.

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Uhhh she has not been that helpful honestly but I am not sure how much I like her as a therapist she doesn’t seem that knowledgeable in or experienced with actual mental illness and more seems like the kind of therapist who mostly sees people for mundane life problems. I’m probably going to stop seeing her soon.

The main negative symptom I get that I feel impacts me the most negatively is lack of motivation. What helps me the most with it is making things routine. It takes 2 weeks of serious struggling forcing myself to do things and then it becomes a habit and I don’t have to think about it anymore i just do it. Sometimes when I am having an extra hard time working up the willpower to do something in the beginning I ask my boyfriend to come do the thing with me because it is easier for me to do things if someone else is doing them with me. So if you have a supportive friend or family member or partner you can use them as a crutch until you make something a habit and can do it on your own.


I am trying quantam touch therapy a lot like reiki healing …

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Exactly, they just tell us things we already know and do for me.
I am not saying it doesn’t work for everyone.

My peer support specialist says to schedule every day with a wake up alarm And things to do that you push yourself to do. Like get up at 10am, take a shower, eat breakfast and do one activity. Then rest a while, and then do the next activity like color or play piano and then rest. Once you get going regularly, you start to get used to it


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Mine just kept telling me to buy different psychology work books.

Well what she didn’t factor in is I have avolition so I’d want to read it but never end up doing anything in them.

So that didn’t work 🙋

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My therapist is a PhD and she’s basically useless.
I’ll be seeing less of her.


I hope you didn’t pay her money. I never paid a psychologist, I saw one for free once and it was useless. He’s just repeating what I already know and want.

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She’s free, my insurance covers it but there is a 10 dollar copay every time I see her.

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It could be better to see a neuropsychologist and other caregivers at the same time, like occupational therapist and psychomotrician. I don’t have experience of that but would like to do it one day.

I see my therapist every week. She helps a lot

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