Schizophrenia Treatment Center
Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness that affects how you think, feel, perceive the world around you, and behave. It may be difficult for you to express your emotions. You may also have trouble distinguishing what is real from what is imaginary. Schizophrenia is an extremely serious and sometimes disabling condition. It can take over your entire life.
What Are the Signs?
The signs of schizophrenia often develop in your late teens into your early adult years. They are broken up into three different categories – positive, negative and cognitive.
Positive signs are behaviors that show up in healthy people. They include:
- Nonsensical thoughts and/or speech.
Negative signs are disruptions to normal emotions or behaviors, including:
- Decreased pleasure in things you once loved.
Cognitive signs are those that affect your mind, including:
- Being unable to use information right after you learn it.
Type of Schizophrenia
There are multiple types of schizophrenia:
- Schizoaffective disorder – You exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia as well as symptoms of another mental illness.
How Does Schizophrenia Affect Your Life?
This illness can have a significant impact on your life. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, your life expectancy is decreased. This is due to adopting a poor diet and lack of activity or exercise. You may also be more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol. Women with schizophrenia are at an increased risk of suffering pregnancy complications, as well as complications with delivery and during the first few months after childhood.
Schizophrenia also affects your personal life, as you may not be able to tell what is real and what is imaginary. You may isolate yourself from your family and friends. It can have a significant impact on your marital life, leading to problems with your spouse or children. As it is a disabling disorder, it can cause your work or school life to suffer. It is often said that those with schizophrenia are violent, but the truth is, while experiencing symptoms, you are more likely to become the victim of crime, violent or non-violent.
Treatment is Possible
While dealing with schizophrenia may cause you to feel hopeless, you should know that you can get better. But you shouldn’t try to treat yourself. Proper diagnosis and treatment by trained professionals are necessary for true healing. Even after you receive treatment, you should know that recovery is a lifelong process and it is possible to occasionally experience schizophrenic symptoms. You shouldn’t let those setbacks make you give up, and with the right help, you won’t have to.
Living with Schizophrenia
If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, or even suspect that you have it, Her House Rehab can offer you the help you need. Our trained and experienced professionals can offer you the assistance you need to regain control over your life in a safe environment. With proper treatment, you can greatly improve your health and your personal life. You will be able to:
- Seek support if you feel things are getting too difficult.
Suffering from schizophrenia, you may feel lost and hopeless, like your illness controls you and there is nothing you can do about it. Her House Rehab can give you the help you need to treat the illness and take back control over your life. For more information, give us a call today!