Treatments for Schizophrenia
How is Schizophrenia Treated?
Whether you've been diagnosed with schizophrenia or are concerned for a loved one or friend, you'll want to understand what treatments are available. Start here for an overview from your About Guide to Schizophrenia.
A List of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia
In the early 1990s a new class of drugs were developed to treat the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia. These drugs, the atypical antipsychotics, have proven generally as effective as the antispychotics developed decades earlier, with fewer extrapyrimidal side effects. This list of the atypical antipsychotics provides links to drug safety information from the drug manufacturers' websites.
The first step to treating schizophrenia is getting an accurate diagnosis from a psychiatrist. Learn the language and process for diagnosing schizophrenia, to help you communicate clearly with your doctor. From your About Guide to Schizophrenia.
Mental Health Medications
Curious about antipsychotic medications? This brief overview from your About Guide to Mental Health gives you the basics.
Tardive Dyskinesia, a Side Effect of Older Antipsychotic Medications
If you or a loved one has taken one of the first generation antipsychotic medications, you may be familiar with tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder that can occur as a side effect to those drugs. Learn more in this article from your About Guide to Mental Health.