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what can you do to treat schizophrenia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tx: Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are another alternative. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with medications include: family therapy, social skills training, vocational rehabilitation & individual therapy.
Answered on May 12, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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Tx Dr. F From Dr. F
Apr 20, 2013
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Apr 20, 2013
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Schizophrenia : Unfortunately as of now, there is no cure for schizophrenia, only medication management and psychotherapy throughout the lifespan.
Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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