In keeping with the price of your question, I?ll be brief here, but
will provide you with links to further reading so that you can follow
Probably one of the best sources of information on the treatment and
management of Schizophrenia (in addition to
http://www.schizophrenia.com/ offered by Jackburton below) is
Medline?s Health information page on Schizophrenia.
NIH ? MEDLINE - SCHIZOPHRENIA
Another very useful website is that of the National Association for
Mental Illness (NAMI) Here is their reference page on Schizophrenia
NAMI - SCHIZOPHRENIA
SCHIZOPHRENIA TREATMENT OVERVIEW ----
Conventional treatment of schizophrenia begins with stabilizing the
psychotic symptoms. For this, antipsychotic drugs are available ? both
conventional and newer ?atypical? antipsychotics.
Some of these anti-psychotics are taken each day orally. Others can be
administered by injection every 3-4 weeks. This is good for patients
who refuse to take daily medications.
Once a patient is stabilized, then they (often along with family and
friends) should undergo psycho-social counseling and treatment.
Patients need more than medicine. They need day-to-day help living and
coping with their disorder ? and very importantly, family members need
to understand what the schizophrenic patient is experiencing and how
they can help. This supportive treatment includes such things as
Patient and family education, medication and symptom monitoring,
arranging for supervision of financial resources, training and
assistance with activities of daily living and peer support/self-help
If you would like to help your family member find treatment and
support near him, use this link to search by location:
NAMI AFFILIATE FINDER
Finally, for more in depth information, please see this question I
answered earlier on the same subject ?
And these other related questions:
Re: Clozapine,Alcoholism,Schizo,Low Self Esteem. Help me help this wonderful person
That should give you enough resources to help your family member. I
wish you the best of luck ?
Worked from my previous question.
Found affiliate finder on NAMI site