Treatments. As a chronic condition, schizophrenia requires lifelong treatment. Treatments are used to ease symptoms so that the individual can function normally and live a fuller, healthier life. Most commonly, those with schizophrenia are treated with a combination of psychotherapy and prescription medications. Further interventions may be needed depending on the severity of the schizophrenia. Despite the stereotypes associated with schizophrenia, it is a complex and diverse condition. Understanding schizophrenia can help people diagnosed understand how it will affect them and what treatment plan can be used to ease symptoms.