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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. Early, aggressive treatment often leads to better outcomes and may delay progression of schizophrenia to psychosis.

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.

Revision Information

  • 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.

  • 4/29/2016 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Stafford MR, Jackson H, Mayo-Wilson E, Morrison AP, Kendall T. Early interventions to prevent psychosis: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2013;346:f185.

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