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Schizophrenia can be treated with oral or injectable medications. The injections last longer and may help to keep patients from stopping treatment. But it's still unclear if newer injectable medications work better than the older ones.
People with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of crimes than to commit violent crimes. But there remain some outliers among those with psychiatric disorders who do commit violent crimes.
Getting the correct dose of medication into the bloodstream means patients get the most from their medications. However, smoking may affect that process.
A cigarette habit can be hard to kick, especially for people with serious mental illnesses. Luckily, there's a medication that might make the quitting process easier.
Sometimes those with mental disorders can also experience other types of physical or mental illness. One such mental illness they may be at risk for is addiction.