Traditional treatments for schizophrenia are medications. Antipsychotics are used to suppress the symptoms of schizophrenia such as hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairment. These medications must be prescribed by a physician because they are often quite powerful and can have side-effects such as sleep issues, sexual problems or nausea. It is also important to find the right medication for you – not everyone responds similarly to the same medications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now requires new labeling on Johnson & Johnson's Haldol (generic: Haloperidol) noting QT prolongation and Torsades de Pointes as serious side effects. A number of case reports indicated sudden death, most where patients took the drug at higher doses than recommended, or were given it…