Key Feature 8: Include psychosocial supports (ex: housing, family support, disability issues, vocational rehabilitation) as part of the treatment plan for patients with schizophrenia.
Skill: Patient Centered, Clinical Reasoning
While pharmacotherapy is a mainstay of treatment for schizophrenia, there is more to be done than chemically treat. The UpToDate article, "Psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia" provides suggestions for how to provide psychosocial supports for patients with schizophrenia, and they include the following:
Treatment of schizophrenia ought to include antipsychotic therapy, but therapy as a whole is not JUST about antipsychotic medications.