There is no known cure for
schizophrenia, but it is treatable. Treatment approaches are chosen based on their ability to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia and the chances it will reoccur.
Early, aggressive treatment often leads to better outcomes and may delay progression of schizophrenia to psychosis.
Different treatment approaches for schizophrenia include: Possible hospitalization during severe episodesMedications to control psychosis and conditions that occur with itPsychosocial treatments to improve psychological, social, and occupational problemsEducation and support for families of people with schizophrenia
Treatment involves the following:
At this time, surgical procedures are not a treatment option for schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia. Mental Health America website. Available at: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/schizophrenia. Updated . Accessed March 14, 2017.
Schizophrenia. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml. Updated February 2016. Accessed March 14, 2017.
Last reviewed March 2017 by Adrian Preda, MD
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