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.

Personality Disorders

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:

  • Hallucinations.
  • Delusions.
  • Nonsensical thoughts and/or speech.

Negative signs are disruptions to normal emotions or behaviors, including:

  • Social withdrawal.
  • Indifference.
  • Lack of desire to start or maintain tasks/activities.
  • Decreased pleasure in things you once loved.

Cognitive signs are those that affect your mind, including:

  • Being unable to understand the information given to make decisions.
  • Difficulty paying attention.
  • Being unable to use information right after you learn it.

Type of Schizophrenia

There are multiple types of schizophrenia:

  • Paranoid-schizophrenia – You may feel suspicious of others or feel that you are being persecuted.
  • Disorganized-schizophrenia – Your speech and thoughts are incoherent.
  • Catatonic-schizophrenia – You are withdrawn, negative and often don’t speak to anyone.
  • Residual-schizophrenia – You no longer see things, but you still don’t have the desire to do the things you once loved.
  • Schizoaffective disorder – You exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia as well as symptoms of another mental illness.

How Does Schizophrenia Affect Your Life?

``It is exhausting to fight a war inside your head every single day`` - Mickie Ann

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

``Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives`` - Unknown

If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, or even suspect that you have it, New Creation Treatment 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:

  • Quit substances, with help, that you may have taken up to deal with your schizophrenia.
  • Develop healthier coping mechanisms, such as exercise.
  • Restore your ability to function in daily life.
  • Learn your limits, which can help prevent future episodes.
  • Work on restoring family relationships and friendships.
  • Make new friends.
  • 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. New Creation Treatment 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!

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