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Treatments for Schizophrenia
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.
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.
Schizophrenia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:
http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what. Updated August 4, 2015. Accessed March 15, 2015.
What is schizophrenia? National Alliance on Mental Illness website. Available at:
http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Schizophrenia. Accessed March 15, 2015.