Treatments for Schizophrenia
There is no known cure for
Different treatment approaches for schizophrenia include:
- Possible hospitalization during acute episodes
- Medications to control psychosis and coexisting conditions
- Psychosocial treatments to improve psychological, social, and occupational problems
- Education and support for families of people with schizophrenia
Treatment involves the following:
At this time, surgical procedures are not a treatment option for schizophrenia.
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