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Invega® (paliperidone) is a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications known as atypical or second-generation antipsychotics. Healthcare providers often prescribe Invega to treat schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is one of the most confusing and disabling mental illnesses. It is a group of mental disorders that involve abnormal thinking. Although the causes of schizophrenia are not fully understood, it is currently thought that genetics and environmental factors play an important role in developing the illness.
Although psychotherapy may be helpful for the treatment of schizophrenia (see Psychosocial Therapy for Schizophrenics), medication is often essential to schizophrenia treatment. Invega can help improve the symptoms of the condition. It also helps to prevent schizophrenia relapses (worsening of schizophrenia); however, the medication is not a cure for schizophrenia.
(Click Invega Uses for more information on treating schizophrenia with Invega, to find out if this drug is approved for use in children, and to learn about possible off-label uses for the medication.)
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