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Psychotic Disorders: Schizophrenia Treatment

Watch more Mood and Personality Disorders videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn about schizophrenia treatment in this psychotic disorders video from Howcast. Expert: Ankur Saraiya, MD Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. So, the basic symptoms of schizophrenia can be grouped into 2 areas. What are called positive symptoms and negative symptoms. The positive symptoms are things like hearing voices and having delusions, and the negative symptoms are more a social detachment. So the various kinds of treatment address these 2 areas of schizophrenic symptoms. Psychiatrists have most experience with using medications to manage the positive symptoms. Typically, using anti-psychotic medication to help people stop hearing voices and to stop having delusional ideas. Unfortunately, the anti-psychotic medications are not as effective with helping with the negative symptoms. So, generally speaking, you're gonna want to have a comprehensive treatment program to help manage all areas of the symptoms of schizophrenia. But, like with many psychiatric disorders, the specific treatment is gonna be very individualized, and depend on what that particular patient's symptoms and needs and resources are. So, very often, the treatment is going to include medications to help manage the positive symptoms. And some kind of psychotherapy or group therapy to help individuals manage the social isolation that can be, often, the more debilitating aspect of schizophrenia.
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