New Plan To Treat Schizophrenia Enters Mass Shooting Debate
A new study says a mixed approach of talk therapy and antipsychotics may offer the most comprehensive treatment for schizophrenia.By Sebastian Martinez | October 20, 2015
With mental health now a major topic of discussion after several high-profile mass shootings, a recent study offers a new approach to treating schizophrenia, and it's attracting attention.
The study found that a combined treatment emphasizing talk therapy along with antipsychotics can be more effective than antipsychotics alone.
The go-to treatment now leans heavily on antipsychotics, some of which cause extreme weight gain and muscle spasms. The researchers also found timing is crucial.