Therapy is great for some people but it’s effectiveness over medications isn’t even in the same league.
CBT and newer forms of therapy can be great adjuncts to medication treatment. Older forms of talk therapy only help certain individuals. Schizophrenia has a huge genetic basis for it’s diagnsosis and treatment. It’s a neurobiological brain disorder and no amount of talking will improve your symptoms over medications. It really is that simple for those afflicted.
Simple facts with our medical technology is medications over anything else.
Yes. Your point is valid to change meds and try something else but my point is that side effects shouldn’t be in the vocabulary of those who are newly psychotic. Getting medications into them is far better than not! It really is that simple.