Which treatments are most effective?

Antipsychotic medication is the main treatment option for schizophrenia. Patients may need to try several types, or combinations of antipsychotics before finding a treatment regime that suits them best.

There is also evidence that therapy in combination with antipsychotic medication is effective for symptoms, particularly in the early stages of the disorder.

Other treatment options include adjunctive, or medication from other drug classes that are taken in addition to antipsychotics. There are also other physical, non-pharmaceutical treatments that may be effective when pharmaceutical options are not working as well as desired, although these options are mostly still experimental.

Your clinician, usually a psychiatrist, is the best person to guide you through these treatment options.

April 2019

Last updated at: 10:41 pm, 9th April 2019

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