There is no cure for schizophrenia, but people can and do recover. The experience of schizophrenia is unique to each person, and as a result, each person’s experience of recovery is unique—what might work well for one person may not work so well for another. For people with a mental illness such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, severe depression and/or anxiety, medication is often a key part of their treatment/management plan. It’s therefore vital for people with schizophrenia to learn about all the different treatment options available so they can play an active role in their recovery.

Schizophrenia treatment includes several elements:

  • Medication — the cornerstone of treatment
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Training in Illness Self-Management
  • Social Skills Training
  • Rehabilitation — including supported education and employment programs
  • Support Groups

Medication is the key to living well with schizophrenia. Other treatments are vital components and help people to maximize functioning and recovery.

Most treatment plans combine medication and additional therapies for the best results.

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