After a complete evaluation that includes a detailed history from a reliable family member and a mental state examination of the patient, the diagnosis is made by the chief psychiatrist Dr. VIkas Deshhmukh. In case of diagnostic confusion, more details from other family members or more visits are sought to come to a definite diagnosis. Sometimes, psychological tests are employed. Patient is started on medication, low dose to begin with. The dose is then increased as per patient’s response to the medication. The patient is kept on the minimum effective dose. After symptoms subside, psychotherapy can also be started to aid compliance to therapy and increasing insight into illness, as also counselling family members. Usually treatment for Schizophrenia is long-term.