Important Components of Treatment
In the treatment of schizophrenia, there are several components that may be part of the treatment plan. You can support the friend or family member you care for by understanding the importance of each part of his or her treatment.
Counseling and Therapy
Treatment for schizophrenia may include counseling and rehabilitation therapy. These programs, along with taking medication as the doctor prescribed and developing life skills, may help reduce the risk of relapse.
There are different kinds of medicine used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. One important category of medication is called antipsychotics, which includes
INVEGA SUSTENNA®. Antipsychotics are the most commonly used drugs to treat schizophrenia today. The exact way they work is not known, but it’s thought that antipsychotics restore the balance of certain chemicals in the brain.
Learn more about schizophrenia medications here.
Support from the entire Treatment Team, including you as a caregiver, is essential to the recovery process. For information on how to make sure you’re providing the necessary help and support, talk to the patient’s doctor, nurse, or therapist. You can also contact these helpful online resources for information on local support groups.