Treatments for Schizophrenia
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 episodes
- Medications to control psychosis and conditions that occur with it
- Psychosocial treatments to improve psychological, social, and occupational problems
- Education and support for families of people with schizophrenia
Treatment involves the following:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatments
At this time, surgical procedures are not a treatment option for schizophrenia.
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