Schizophrenia

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Psychiatric Association
1.3.2013

Current Care Guideline «Skitsofrenia»1 and Summary «Skitsofrenia»2 in Finnish

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)

Lauri Tuominen

Hannu Koponen

Tanja Laukkala

Jorma Oksanen

Sami Pirkola

Ulla Saxen