Schizophrenia

If you or a loved one exhibits symptoms of schizophrenia such as hearing voices or fearing being watched, see a doctor right away.  Early diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia lead to the best outcomes such as reducing symptoms and building satisfying relationships.

 

Hallucinations and Delusions

The hallmarks of schizophrenia are hallucinations and delusions.  The hallucinations are usually auditory, meaning that the person is hearing voices that no one else can hear.  These voices may or may not be recognizable, but they are convincing enough that the person believes them to be real.  Delusions are thoughts that a person may have which are not based in reality.  There is usually a theme to these thoughts such as being followed or tracked or persecuted.
 
Many different recreational drugs can also bring about hallucinations and delusions.  In these cases a person is not suffering from schizophrenia, but rather the toxic effects of the drugs.
 

Treatment

We offer individual treatment options for schizophrenia that include psychotherapy and medication management, as well as supportive family therapy, to help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life.