While schizophrenia cannot be cured, it is possible to manage your symptoms with the right treatment plan. That is why your healthcare provider may prescribe both medication and counseling to help you manage your schizophrenia.
Healthcare providers often prescribe medications called antipsychotics to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. This type of treatment comes in different forms such as:
- a daily pill
- a daily liquid
- a long-acting injectable (LAI) given by a healthcare provider
Counseling and Therapy
In addition to medication, counseling and therapy are important parts of managing schizophrenia. These sessions can help you learn how to live your everyday life on treatment and how to deal with social challenges so you can better interact with others. It is helpful to use counseling and therapy along with the medication your healthcare provider prescribes for you.
Taking your medication,
staying on track
Once you and your healthcare provider have found a treatment that works for you, it is very important to take it as prescribed. Even if you stop feeling symptoms, this does not mean you should stop taking your medication, so be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before stopping your medication.
If you have trouble taking, or remembering to take, your daily schizophrenia medication, you may want to talk with your healthcare provider about once-monthly PERSERIS® (risperidone).