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Schizophrenia cannot be cured, but currently available treatments have improved the prognosis or outlook of people with schizophrenia. Medications and psychosocial therapy can reduce symptoms, decrease the likelihood of relapse (that new episodes of psychosis will occur) and shorten the duration of psychotic episodes.
Schizophrenia is diagnosed based on medical and psychiatric histories, physical exam and medical and psychological tests and exams. Laboratory tests such as blood tests and other tests are done to rule out other medical problems that can cause similar problems.