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Is there a cure for schizophrenia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There is no cure for schizophrenia, and the disease is considered chronic. This means that it is reoccurring, and people who suffer from it will require treatment for the rest of their lives. However, the symptoms of schizophrenia can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy. When the symptoms are under control and the sufferer has undergone life skills training and sessions with a psychiatrist, the schizophrenic person may be able to function in society. In some cases, however, people with the disorder fail to take their medications or respond to treatment and must be institutionalized.

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