Schizophrenia is known to be a chronic disease that can be kept under control with the help of the proper treatment. There are two manners through which schizophrenia may be treated. The first choice is by using medication. Usually the antipsychotic medicines are used in order to reduce the psychosis symptoms. They will start to have an effect after one or two weeks of usage. The second generation of medications targets both the positive and the negative symptoms. They will not induce Parkinson effects and this is why they are highly used.
There is also the psychological treatment which does not tackle the symptoms, but can benefit the overall state of the patients. The sufferers will learn problem solving techniques and will be able to cope easily with hallucinations and delusions. The family may as well benefit from this treatment because they will learn how to deal and help a person who suffers from such problems.