Schizophrenia - Treatment

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Medical Treatment for Schizophrenia

This is a time of hope for people with schizophrenia as well as for their families. New and safer medications are constantly being discovered, thus making it possible not only to treat symptoms otherwise resistant to treatment (such as negative or cognitive symptoms) but to considerably diminish the side-effect burden and to improve the quality and enjoyment of life.

Hospitalization and antipsychotic medications are the treatments of choice for patients experiencing acutely psychotic episodes in which they are obviously a danger to themselves and others, due to either suicidal or homicidal ideation or inability to take care of their basic needs. Hospitalization is essential.

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