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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.

    References

    Schizophrenia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed . 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: http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=schizophrenia9 . Accessed November 7, 2012.

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