Treatment of schizophrenia requires integration of medical, psychological, and psychosocial inputs. Caring for patients with schizophrenia is best carried out by a multidisciplinary team, including some combination of the following: a psychopharmacologist, a counselor or therapist, a social worker, a nurse, a vocational counselor, a family therapist, and a case manager.
Patients with schizophrenia and their caregivers are dealing with a serious, persistent, lifelong mental illness. This requires a long-term commitment to the patient and to treatment. Although most patients with schizophrenia can be treated on an outpatient basis, some patients may require hospitalization for exacerbation of symptoms resulting in danger to self or others, caused by noncompliance with pharmacotherapy, substance abuse, adverse effects or toxicity of medications, medical illness, psychosocial stress, or the waxing and waning of the illness itself.
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