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    Schizophrenia treatment involves medications and therapy to reduce the risk of future psychotic episodes and improve relationships. Read on to learn your options.

    Treatment

    This overview looks at schizophrenia medications and their side effects. Learn what you should watch for.

    If you or someone you love has schizophrenia, you know that keeping up with medicine makes all the difference. But there's a catch: A lot of folks quit their meds. Sometimes they just forget to take them. Or they may think they're now well enough that they don't need them anymore. That's where long-lasting drugs can help. You only need to take them as a shot once or twice a month.

    Through therapy, people can develop social and work skills to improve their lives and relationships. Learn more about the benefits of therapy.

    ECT is often misunderstood, but it’s highly effective for certain types of schizophrenia. Read more about this therapy.

    Antipsychotic drugs can be a huge help in managing your symptoms, but there can be side effects. Here are some of the benefits and risks.

    Relapses are possible when you're being treated for schizophrenia, but you can help prevent them by watching out for early warning signs.

    Care

    People with schizophrenia may encounter many different types of doctors and therapists. Learn the differences and get 6 tips for finding the right doctor.

    Family and friends can help by playing an active role in the patient’s treatment. Here’s what you can do.

    Many people with schizophrenia don’t believe they need treatment. This link will take you to an article and web site that can help deal with this problem.

    Knowing the early signs of schizophrenia relapse help you know when to seek help. This link will take you to a web site that explains.

    At times, people quit taking anti-psychotic medications, which can lead to a crisis. These tips will help you handle the crisis. The link will take you to a web site that can help.

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