Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Signs, and Treatment

Other Treatments

Treatment for schizophrenia may include any combination of the following:

  • Education (client and family)
  • Individual, couples and/or family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Day treatment (the client goes to treatment for several hours each day and returns home in the evening)
  • Vocational training
  • Life skills training
  • Support groups

Additional Challenges

Because schizophrenia is a highly challenging disorder, it often triggers the development of other disorders or life choices that compound the issue. For example, many people with schizophrenia become depressed due to the stress of the disorder. Others may engage in self-harming behavior and suicide attempts due to command auditory hallucinations, depression and feelings of hopelessness.1

Although there is no cure for schizophrenia, research has led to significant progress, with new medications continually being developed. It is frightening when individuals and loved ones are confronted with a schizophrenia diagnosis, but hope should not be lost. Many individuals with this serious disorder are able to lead fulfilling lives with proper, diligent treatment and a strong support system.

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