Schizophrenia being a mental health disorder which affects the brain is a complex disease and needs time to be treated. Complete cure is a rarity. However, the quality of life can be bettered through treatment. Most importantly, the treatment of schizophrenia does not only involve the doctor, a psychiatrist but also the patient himself who needs to take an active role in managing and recovering from his mental condition. He and his family members need to show extreme patience. Besides, there is no cent percent effective formula regarding how to treat schizophrenia. Treatment and its success vary from person to person.
Medically speaking, schizophrenia can be treated with anti-psychotic drugs which mainly act in finding solutions to the hallucinations and delusions the patient strays into. These drugs are also sometimes referred to as neuroleptics or even sedatives as mild sedation is effective to relieve such symptoms. The drugs can be administered in the form of injections, tablets or syrups.
Ways to deal with schizophrenia may also be found through therapeutic sessions of counselling. Other than this, support of the family of the sufferer is very essential. The patient may even be made to speak to other sufferers of the disease by forming support groups so that he gets to identify his case, feels that he is not alone and does not get into depression.