- What is schizophrenia?
- What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?
- When does schizophrenia start and who gets it?
- Are people with schizophrenia violent?
- What about substance abuse?
- What causes schizophrenia?
- How is schizophrenia treated?
- How can you help a person with schizophrenia?
- What is the outlook for the future?
- For more information on schizophrenia
What is the outlook for the future?
The outlook for people with schizophrenia continues to improve. Although there is no cure, treatments that work well are available. Many people with schizophrenia improve enough to lead independent, satisfying lives.
Continued research and understanding in genetics, neuroscience, and behavioral science will help scientists and health professionals understand the causes of the disorder and how it may be predicted and prevented. This work will help experts develop better treatments to help people with schizophrenia achieve their full potential. Families and individuals who are living with schizophrenia are encouraged to participate in clinical research. For up-to-date information about the latest NIMH-funded research in schizophrenia, see the NIMH Web site.