What is Involved in Treating Schizophrenia?

615 WordsFeb 4, 20182 Pages
It is most unfortunate that medical science has not yet determined the cause or cure for Schizophrenia. Therefore, treating Schizophrenia is a hunt-and-peck effort, dictated by previous experience and ongoing clinical research. Obviously, the focus of mainstream medical practitioners is on reducing severity of symptoms and decreasing risks of further episodes. This does not indicate that if you or a Dear One has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia there is no hope. The best asset for a successful outcome in treating Schizophrenia is a knowledgeable doctor, who is experienced in dealing with this debilitating brain malfunction. A compassionate physician who is willing to explore clinical trials or alternative treatment is even better. A treatment plan must be developed for each individual, which may consist of anti-schizophrenia medication, a strong support system (family, friends, groups) and appropriate therapy. Settling upon the correct anti-schizophrenia med isn't easy. Many people are non-compliant with drugs because they are in denial; they think the meds aren't helping or they can't tolerate the side-effects. A good place to start is to gather information and formulate a working knowledge of antipsychotic drugs. Treating Schizophrenia with Antipsychotic Drugs Clozapine (Clozaril®, has proven the most effective of the anti-schizophrenia drugs. However, it can present with the most severe side-effects. Clozapine can cause a powerful reduction of white cells,
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