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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.

Revision Information

  • Schizophrenia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: . Updated October 31, 2012. Accessed November 7, 2012.

  • Stern TA, et al. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry . 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2008.

  • What is schizophrenia? National Alliance on Mental Illness website. Available at: . Accessed November 7, 2012.

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