Basics of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia falls under the category of thought disorders. Thought disorders can result in a loss of touch with reality, distant behavior, and depressive behaviors.
Typically, the symptoms of schizophrenia begin to manifest themselves sometime between the ages of 16 and 30. There is some evidence to suggest it might be a mental illness that is genetic or hereditary. Environmental factors can also have an impact.
Some symptoms to look out for include:
- Difficulty completing daily activities
- Poor communication skills
The symptoms of thought disorders like schizophrenia can have a great range. However, if you have concerns about yourself or a loved one, it is best to seek professional help. There is not yet a known cure, but medications help to reduce the severity of symptoms significantly.
Why Treatment for Schizophrenia at Lifeskills South Florida?
Those with schizophrenia will need to find the right medication and treatment that works for them. Lifeskills South Florida specializes in providing individualized, expert care for those who have mental illness. Our treatment programs revolve around providing specialized care for the client and their family.
All of our clinicians in our safe, therapeutic environment are certified at either the master’s or doctoral level. Our Medical Director, Dr. Daniel Bober, has his degree from Yale and supervises the other clinicians.
Each client will work intensively with two therapists. The first therapist is the primary therapist in one-on-one sessions. The second therapist works with the client and the client’s family using a holistic approach.
Our home-like setting also works to guide clients on a path towards self-acceptance and personal empowerment. Depending on your desired level of care, Lifeskills South Florida provides:
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Transitional housing
Every step of the way, you can count on us to furnish the right care you need. As you progress through your treatment, you can stay with the same staff.
Our treatment programs also feature a wide variety of therapies for each client’s particular needs. We recognize that each person responds differently to each treatment method, so we offer individualized plans. Treatment follows three main prongs:
- Evidence-based practices in individual and family therapies
- Integrated primary care
- Vocational skills training
Among the methods included in these steps are:
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Gender-specific trauma therapy treatment
- Substance use disorder
- Cognitive remediation therapy
- Holistic approach to treatment
Before they leave Lifeskills South Florida, clients with schizophrenia will be confident that they received a full continuum of care. For instance, therapy supports personal growth and empowerment. Vocational skills training allows our clients to cultivate a sense of self-reliance before they leave our care.
Lifeskills South Florida could be the best choice for the treatment of you or your loved one. Don’t let schizophrenia rule your life. For over two decades, we have helped families recover from the impacts of mental illness. Call us today at 866-321-9430.