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Schizophrenia
Residential Treatment Center for Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a group of complex brain disorders that involve distorted thoughts and behaviors. It is considered a thought disorder because impacts the way in which a person processes thoughts and language. People with schizophrenia may appear to have lost touch with reality. Like all mental illnesses, schizophrenic episodes vary in severity, duration and frequency.

Although the causes of schizophrenia are unknown, we believe that genetics and environmental factors may contribute to its development. Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling of all mental illnesses, but proper treatment can control the symptoms of the disorder and allow a person to lead a healthy life.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

People suffering from schizophrenia usually have three types of symptoms: positive, negative and cognitive.

Treatment for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia requires lifelong management and treatment. Most patients are treated with a combination of medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy). During episodes and other crisis situations, treatment often focuses on ensuring safety, health and hygiene.

The Mental Health Center at Destination Hope team believes that medication and psychotherapy should go hand-in-hand to treat schizophrenia. Our treatment team has experience working with clients at various stages of a schizophrenic episode. We offer therapy in individual, group and family settings aimed and providing your loved one with the support, assistance and therapy needed to help them live full, productive lives.

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