Schizophrenia The GP’s crucial management role

Schizophrenia The GP’s crucial management role

Early recognition and referral are key in managing schizophrenia and related psychoses. Management should occur within a framework of autonomy and self-determination and, where possible, with family or carer inclusion. Pharmacological and psychosocial treatments improve outcomes, including quality of life, for people affected by schizophrenia. Antipsychotic, mood stabiliser and antidepressant medications may all be indicated in treating psychoses.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2020