If you start on medication, remember that it is important not to stop taking it abruptly. Certain drugs must be tapered off under the supervision of a doctor or bad reactions can occur. Make sure you talk to the doctor who prescribed your medication before you stop taking it. If you are having trouble with side effects, it’s possible that they can be eliminated by adjusting how much medication you take and when you take it.
Most insurance plans, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs), will cover treatment for mental health disorders. Check with your insurance company and find out. If you don’t have insurance, your local city or county government may offer mental health care at a public mental health center that charges people according to how much they are able to pay.
This list of drugs and medications are often used to treat schizophrenia. While we have attempted to include most of the drugs, there are likely some that we have missed. Also, this list and any information related to drugs and medications on this website should ONLY be used as supplemental information, and should in no way be used in place of your physician or healthcare practioner.
This simple questionnaire is designed to help you determine if you have symptoms of disorder and could benefit from professional help.