Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia

Publication Date: August 31, 2020
Last Updated: January 30, 2024


Assessment and Determination of Treatment Plan

As outlined in APA’s Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults (3rd edition), APA recommends that the initial assessment of a patient with a possible psychotic disorder include: (1, C)
  1. the reason the individual is presenting for evaluation
  2. the patient’s goals and preferences for treatment
  3. a review of psychiatric symptoms and trauma history
  4. an assessment of tobacco and other substance use
  5. a psychiatric treatment history
  6. an assessment of physical health
  7. an assessment of psychosocial and cultural factors
  8. a mental status examination, including cognitive assessment
  9. an assessment of risk of suicide and aggressive behaviors.




Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia

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