There is no known cure for
, but it is treatable. Treatment approaches are chosen based on their ability to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia and the chances it will reoccur.
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.
Stern TA, et al.
Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry
. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2008.
Last reviewed March 2015 by Michael Woods, MD
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