Treatment for Schizophrenia
Since the causes of schizophrenia remain largely unknown, the treatments are mostly focused on eliminating the symptoms of this illness. Some of the treatment methods include antipsychotic medications as well as psychosocial treatments. Antipsychotic medications have been around for a very long time, in fact from the mid 1950’s. These medications were commonly used until the 1990’s when new antipsychotic medications were developed and were known as the second generation of antipsychotics. These medications treat different psychotic symptoms, breaks with reality and hallucinations. Over a period of time there were other medications were also developed to treat this illness. These medications should be taken as per your doctor’s instructions and should be stopped accordingly as well.