Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Schizophrenia Treatment

Schizophrenia can be more common than most think, it effects 1 out of every 100 people and can be life debilitating. However, the industry of psychology has made some amazing advancements in the treatment of this disorder. Many people who suffer from this disorder can go on to lead relatively normal lives permitting that the correct treatment is received. The earlier that treatment is received, the better the outcome for the patient will be.

There are a few main types of treatment for schizophrenia symptoms, and it has advanced well past the use of shock treatments or any other harmful treatments. The main treatment given to schizophrenia patients is a combination of medications and therapy. The therapy can range from group therapy to single or even family therapy. The psychologist will determine which therapies will work best for the patient. Pairing therapy and medication is the most effective way to treat this disorder. Of course after diagnoses, both patient and psychologist will discuss which treatment plan to put in place. The patient will have a good amount of input on which therapies he or she would be comfortable participating in. The use of psychotherapy and group therapy are usually favored along with a mix of anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications. If treatment is received early enough the patient will have a higher success rate than if treatment were received later.

Whichever treatment is given, the psychologist has determined that the benefits will outweigh the negative effects. Early treatment is vital to the patient's success. This disorder may be scary and hard to live with, but with proper care it can be managed nicely. If anyone you know may have this disorder, encourage them to get help as soon as they can. This disorder may be treatable, but still should be taken very seriously.