Treatment of schizophrenia

Treatment of schizophrenia

The best treatment for schizophrenia is a combination of medication, psychological treatment, and community support. To plan your treatment, your health-care team need to know all about your situation and call your Best Psychiatrist in Kanpur.

What works?

People with schizophrenia do best if they have:

Treatment of schizophrenia
Treatment of schizophrenia
  • medication and psychological treatment together – not just one or the other
  • medications to manage depression or anxiety, if needed
  • education about their illness (individual psychoeducation)
  • a supportive partner, family member or friends involved in their care
  • access to 24-hour crisis support
  • a mental health professional who takes care of planning and coordinating their individual care (case management)
  • support to find and keep a job or continue education
  • somewhere safe and affordable to live
  • support to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Best Depression Doctor in Kanpur. 
  • Psychological treatment

    Psychological treatment (talking therapy) helps you live with schizophrenia and have the best possible quality of life.  For psychological treatment to work well, you need a good working relationship with your doctor or other therapists. You need to be able to trust them and stay hopeful about your recovery. Types of psychological treatment for schizophrenia include cognitive behavioral therapy (usually called CBT), psychoeducation and family psychoeducation.


  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

    ECT is a safe and effective treatment.

    If ECT is recommended as a treatment for you, your doctor should explain how it works and answer all your questions. You should be given written information explaining what will happen, how it feels, and your rights.


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