Medications for Schizophrenia

The major medications used to treat schizophrenia are called antipsychotics. They are quite effective at treating the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, but relatively less successful for negative symptoms. See the benefits and side effects of each ›

Long-Acting Injectable Medications: What You Need to Know

For people living with schizophrenia, taking maintenance medication to control symptoms and prevent relapse is vital. But what type of medication is best for you or your loved one? Long-acting injectable medications offer benefits that may be worth considering. Discover how they work, and how they can help with compliance

Take a Schizophrenia Health Test

If you or someone you know has schizophrenia, this health test will evaluate how well your symptoms are controlled, how much the symptoms are impacting your life, and what you should discuss with your doctor. Plus, you’ll get a free, customized report to take to your next doctor’s visit. Start the Health Test

What to Expect When Going on Meds

Antipsychotic medicines can be very effective in reducing symptoms and improving your ability to manage the condition. But what should you expect when you start taking medication? Here are a few tips to help navigate your treatment ›

Therapy for Schizophrenia

There is growing evidence that cognitive behavior therapy can reduce symptoms in schizophrenia. The therapist emphasizes developing an alliance, and finding alternative explanations for psychotic symptoms to reduce the patient's distress ›

Reference: Mental Health and Behavior section on Better Medicine


What to Ask Your Doctor About Schizophrenia

Be prepared to ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment for schizophrenia.

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People with schizophrenia are 3 times more likely than the general population to be addicted to nicotine.