Treatments for Schizophrenia
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There is no known cure for ]]>schizophrenia]]>, but it is highly treatable. Treatment approaches are chosen based on their ability to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia as well as their ability to decrease the chances that a relapse will occur.
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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National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed March 2009 by ]]>Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD]]>
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