Response post about schizophrenia treatment
There are many complex behaviors and symptoms that can make schizophrenia or addiction difficult to treat. Both conditions can be treated with the appropriate treatment. Integrative treatment is a combination of psychiatric, substance abuse, and psychiatric interventions that can be used to treat schizophrenia. Studies have shown this can improve the outcomes of individuals who suffer from co-occurring substance use disorder and schizophrenia, and reduce their symptoms. (Mueser und al. 2020). In order to address the specific needs of individuals with schizophrenia and addiction, it is important that you recognize the importance of individual treatment planning. It may include a mix of non-pharmacological as well as pharmacological intervention, along with ongoing support and follow up care (McHugo and colleagues, 2019). The key to treating schizophrenia or addiction is to take a holistic, individual approach and recognize that every person has unique needs.