Purpose: The present study was conducted to determine the care burden and psychiatric symptom levels of the caregivers of schizophrenic patients. Design and Methods: The caregivers of schizophrenic patients were included in this descriptive study. Findings: It was determined that there was a statistically significant difference in the care burden scores and the education, family type, and the presence of physical diseases of the caregivers (P <.05). It was determined that there was a statistically significant positive relation between age and care duration (r =.339, P =.001). Practice Implications: It is recommended that the family members are guided to plan activities that will allow the family members to relax and cover their own needs.