Schizophrenia Treatment

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder characterized by a range of symptoms that can affect a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior and perception of reality.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Symptoms of schizophrenia are typically divided into three categories:

  • Positive Symptoms
    • Hallucinations
    • Delusions 
    • Thought Disorders
    • Movement Disorders
  • Negative Symptoms:
    • A reduction or absence of normal emotional and behavioral states, such as a lack of pleasure in everyday life
    • Showing little to no emotion
  • Cognitive Symptoms:
    • Problems with thought processes, including issues with concentration, memory, and making decisions
Woman hallucinating another woman
Psychiatrist comforting a client

Treatment of Schizophrenia

At APH, the treatment for schizophrenia is multi-faceted, involving a combination of medications, psychotherapy, and support services, aimed at managing symptoms and improving quality of life. 

  • Medication Management: After a thorough evaluation, our psychiatrist will use evidence-based decisions to treat and manage the core symptoms of schizophrenia. 
  • Therapy: Our psychiatrists, PMHNP’s, and therapists are trained to use various forms of psychotherapy including:
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
    • Social Skills training
    • Psychosocial Interventions: Aimed at improving daily functioning and managing the social and occupational challenges associated with schizophrenia.

Quick & Affordable Care

Patients typically get care within 72 hours of contacting us.