Early recognition and treatment of persons at risk of psychosis is emphasized in the updated Current Care Schizophrenia guideline. Antipsychotic medication is effective in the treatment. To avoid side-effects, the lowest possible effective dosage is recommended. Psychosocial interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation and social skills training, as well as cognitive rehabilitation should be integrated with other treatments according to patient`s individual needs. Supported employment is a feasible option to some patients. Care of people with schizophrenia is primarily offered in an outpatient setting.
Raimo K.R. Salokangas (Chair)