Schizophrenia Support

Schizophrenia

About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an often misunderstood illness. It is not a split personality. This is a brain disorder that distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others. The person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. Symptoms demonstrated include disorganized thinking, hallucinations (such as hearing voices or seeing things which are not really there), and delusions.

How Can Therapy Help?

Therapy can reduce symptoms and improve related issues such as self-esteem, social functioning, and insight. Focus is placed on past or current problems, thoughts, feelings, or relationships. This helps people to understand more about the illness and to learn better ways to handle the problems of their daily lives. They become better able to differentiate between what is real and, by contrast, what is not and can acquire beneficial problem-solving skills. Call our office to schedule an appointment.

How Can Medication Help?

Medication is a major component of alleviating the symptoms of schizophrenia. In many cases, the most effective approach to treat shizophrenia is the combination of therapy and medication. Our staff CRNP will work with you to determine whether or not you would benefit from medication, and what medication would best suit your needs.