For most schizophrenia patients, drug treatment is indispensable to alleviate the symptoms of schizophrenia.
The health care professionals (including: psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses or social workers) will work with the schizophrenia patients and their families to keep in mind their goals. Goals can be short-term or long-term ones.
Symptom relief and relapse prevention can be achieved using so-called antipsychotic drugs.
Psychotherapy and psychosocial intervention
Psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions can help identify new ways of coping or adapting in social life.
Early effective treatment is of utmost importance in terms of the disease outcome.