Schizophrenia Topic Guide

Schizophrenia Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental illness. It affects men and women with equal frequency. People suffering from schizophrenia may have the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, social withdrawal, loss of hygiene, and the sense of being controlled by outside forces. Treatment typically involves antipsychotic medications, psychotherapy, rehabilitation, and family education.

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Schizophrenia Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

lurasidone Lurasidone

Lurasidone is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and teenagers who are at least 13 years old.

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asenapine Asenapine

Asenapine is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults, and bipolar I disorder in adults and children who are at least 10 years...learn more »

iloperidone Iloperidone

Iloperidone is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults...learn more »

paliperidone Paliperidone

Paliperidone is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and teenagers who are at least 12 years old...learn more »

duloxetine Duloxetine

Duloxetine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI).

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aripiprazole Aripiprazole

Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder (manic depr...learn more »

escitalopram Escitalopram

Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor SSRI antidepressant...learn more »

ziprasidone Ziprasidone

Ziprasidone is an antipsychotic medicine...learn more »

citalopram (oral) Citalopram (oral)

Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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quetiapine Quetiapine

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old...learn more »

olanzapine (injection) Olanzapine (injection)

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia in adults. Olanzapine injection is not for daily use to treat any p...learn more »

olanzapine Olanzapine

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults ...learn more »

venlafaxine Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant...learn more »

risperidone (oral) Risperidone (oral)

Risperidone is a antipsychotic medicine that works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

paroxetine Paroxetine

Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant.

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trifluoperazine Trifluoperazine

Trifluoperazine is a phenothiazine (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeen) antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat anxiety or schizophrenia...learn more »

sertraline Sertraline

Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)...learn more »

perphenazine Perphenazine

Perphenazine is a phenothiazine (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeen) anti-psychotic medicine...learn more »

thiothixene Thiothixene

Thiothixene is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia...learn more »

thioridazine (oral) Thioridazine (oral)

Thioridazine is a phenothiazine (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeen) antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia...learn more »

fluphenazine (oral) Fluphenazine (oral)

Fluphenazine is a phenothiazine (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeen) antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia...learn more »

fluoxetine Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant.

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clozapine Clozapine

Clozapine is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia after other treatments have failed. Clozapine is available only from a certifi...

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bupropion (oral) Bupropion (oral)

Bupropion is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The Zyban brand of bupropion is used to help ...learn more »

chlorpromazine (oral) Chlorpromazine (oral)

Chlorpromazine is a phenothiazine (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeen) that is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or manic-depression in adults.

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haloperidol Haloperidol

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia...learn more »