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How does individual psychotherapy treat schizophrenia?

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During sessions, a therapist or psychiatrist can teach someone with schizophrenia how to deal with their thoughts and behaviors. They'll learn more about their illness and its effect on them, as well as how to tell the difference between what’s real and what isn't. It also can help them manage everyday life.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "How Is Schizophrenia Treated?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Schizophrenia?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Treatment, Services, and Support."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Peer to Peer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 21, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "How Is Schizophrenia Treated?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Schizophrenia?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Treatment, Services, and Support."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Peer to Peer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 21, 2020

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