Understanding Schizophrenia and Its Impact
Schizophrenia affects how a person thinks, behaves, and feels and can cause significant amounts of distress for the individual and their families. Its symptoms are often disabling and persistent; they can often emerge from a person’s teenage years and last throughout a person’s life. Psychosis is often the first symptom of this condition, causing shifts in a person’s thoughts and perceptions. These symptoms usually include:
- Hallucinations: Hearing voices, seeing things that aren’t there, and other sensory experiences are often experienced and are considered experiences that are not part of a person’s normal, everyday life.
- Thought Disorders: Unusual thinking and disorganized speech often are categorized as a thought disorder, and it also includes the inability to make plans and interpreting other people’s thoughts and emotions.
- Delusions: Unlike hallucinations, delusions work to create firm beliefs unsupported by objective facts, including symptoms of paranoia in relation to their everyday life. Common examples of delusions include being watched.
Ultimately, there are other symptoms associated with schizophrenia that are often under-noted when referring to this condition. Other symptoms, including reduced motivation, reduced emotions, trouble focusing, problems with using information, and diminished satisfaction with everyday life, also happen beyond psychotic episodes. When it comes to helping those with schizophrenia, it involves looking at how it affects everyday life and not just the psychotic episodes to provide treatment that works.
Our Schizophrenia Treatment At A Glance
Our schizophrenia treatment plans work through a model that’s compassionate and non-biased. Our initial assessment will provide you with a basic diagnosis and evaluation of your symptoms to provide you with multiple treatment options. These evidence-based treatment plans, including psychotherapy and medication therapy, will work to improve how you manage schizophrenia and experience life better. We provide treatment for individuals, children, and families throughout the Las Vegas, NV, area. Through working with April L Sullivan, we can provide effective management through follow-up appointments, medication adjustments, and other holistic methods of treatment that provide overall wellness to your mental health.
For more details about how we work to treat schizophrenia, contact Prestige Mental Health to schedule your initial psychiatric evaluation and receive the mental health care that matters. We work through personalized approaches to every patient we meet, and we will be happy to help you.