Symptoms of schizophrenia usually begin to onset between the ages of 16 and 30 and are present for at least 6 months. Symptoms include:
A trained mental health professional should evaluate the person and make the diagnosis.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness of which there is no cure for. Therefore, treatment approaches have a goal to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of the illness. Reduction of symptoms can lead to an improvement of life quality and an increased ability to function. Treatment approaches generally are a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
At Arbor Place, we have professionals in our outpatient clinic who can work with you to treat schizophrenia. Don’t wait – things can get better.