sign 131 management of schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a relatively common mental disorder, which typically manifests in young people in their twenties and is usually a lifelong condition.
About half of people with schizophrenia do not adhere to pharmacological treatment in the short term and even fewer adhere in the longer term. Working with people with schizophrenia to find the most appropriate medication is a challenge for healthcare professions.
This guideline provides evidence based recommendations for the care and treatment of adults with schizophrenia and will be of particular interest to mental health specialists working with people diagnosed with schizophrenia including psychiatrists, psychologists and specialist mental health nurses and occupational therapists providing health and social services.
It will also be of relevance to general practitioners and pharmacists.