Schizophrenia is a severe mental health disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality, causing significant distress for the individual and their loved ones.
Signs and Symptoms
Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, extremely disorganized or abnormal motor behavior, and negative symptoms like reduced emotional expression.
John starts to hear voices that others do not hear and believes that he is being followed, despite evidence to the contrary. His speech becomes disorganized and hard to follow.
Antipsychotic medications, psychosocial interventions (including individual therapy, social skills training, family therapy), and hospitalization during crisis periods or severe symptoms.
Why choose the treatment?
Antipsychotics are the first-line treatment for schizophrenia, reducing hallucinations and delusions, and improving focus.