Schizophrenia Treatment Center

Residential Treatment for Schizophrenia

Giving Schizophrenia 24 Hours of Compassionate Care Daily

Schizophrenia is a though disorder that distorts a person’s sense of reality. Not only is Schizophrenia disabling, affecting activities of daily living like bathing, dental hygiene, sleep, nutrition, or coherently discussing needs or feelings. Without treatment, Schizophrenia reduces and commonly destroys one’s social acceptance because speaking, agitation, disconnected thought and difficulty listening above/beyond the internal stimuli creates mistrustfulness of self and others. Monotone disconnection or sentence and thought pattern fragmentation makes it difficult for the individual to feel safe or, for others around him/her to embrace the thought disorder and all of its outcomes. Hallucinations, delusions, rapid movement and word salad (disorganized speech) are hallmarks of Schizophrenia, creating suffering and alienation for the symptomatic person. Not only does the person suffering from Schizophrenia become increasingly guarded, so too, their family, neighbors, co-workers or, support system.

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Because patients who need 24 hours of compassionate care lack awareness, it might be difficult for them to seek residential treatment without support from others. Schizophrenia often results in inpatient hospitalization, due to the individual’s erratic or threatening response to internal stimuli, such as voices, commands or visual hallucinations. D’Amore Healthcare is a Schizophrenia treatment center reducing re-hospitalization for patients with unresolved or worsening symptoms. Often, a psych hold is initially required for acute stabilization of negative and positive symptoms, but the next step is what makes all the difference in treating the human dignity and unique needs of the individual suffering from this brain disease. Schizophrenia requires a person-centered, warm, structured approach from licensed, empathetic helping professionals. 

D’Amore is well know to stand out as the best residential mental health provider in California. Common events leading to admission at D’Amore Healthcare (subacute/residential care, voluntary only) or a psychiatric hospital (acute, involuntary or voluntary care) are self-injury, suicide attempt or thoughts of suicide, homelessness, chronic or generalized anxiety, aggression or impoverished thought or self-care. A thought disorder, such as Schizophrenia, requires medication management, positive reinforcement, structure of circadian rhythm and boundaries from the caretakers, as well as therapy and education.

There is hope for anyone who will follow our program, take the clinical counsel provided and work with the psychiatrist to maintain a medication plan, even when the symptoms or internal stimuli suggest otherwise! Treating individuals up to 6 months in our mental health centers prepares the patient for meaningful relationships, independence, relapse prevention and self-respect.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA

Events and time may reveal a diagnosis that a psychiatrist can detect when the patient is in a round the clock setting. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week psychiatric healthcare partnered with compassionate, informed professionals will make sense of the symptoms that do not make sense to you or your family. Our nurses and doctors are able to detect baseline behavior, cognitive or insight impairment, preferences, needs, slight changes, strengths, mood and abilities of the patient in a way different than any outpatient provider. In most cases, patients and their family report points of distrust and despair. That’s normal when a person’s positive or negative symptoms point to the spectrum of Schizophrenia. Once thought to be untreatable, we have good news. Paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and the chronic, recurrent depression and anxiety related to Schizophrenia can be treated and significantly improved. It’s important that you do not internalize the words, memory loss, aggression, or superiority of your loved one who may have Schizophrenia. It’s ok to rely on the experts when you need to treat any form of Schizophrenia. Rest assured, your loved one may not understand their diagnosis today, but with the right residential treatment center, there is not only hope, there is healing and relationships if the individual commits to lifelong recovery. D’Amore Healthcare promises Gracious Redundancy, which means round the clock education and encouragement which can create self-respect and respect for others in ways you may have given up on thus far in your journey with a loved one’s mental illness. 

Although no single gene is responsible for Schizophrenia, psychosocial factors do contribute, including exposure to viruses, malnutrition before birth and certain drug use (cannabis is a depressant, hallucinogen and stimulant) based on one’s unique biochemistry. Adjusting to an antipsychotic can be difficult initially, as your psychiatrist learns more and more about your unique biochemistry. With patience or commitment, the lessening of symptoms will create a marked reduction of pain and suffering, as well as an improved outlook.

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA?

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder marked by psychosis, homelessness, suicide attempt, social withdrawal, flat mood, catatonia, poor hygiene, irrational or inappropriate thoughts/language. Individuals suffer from a loss of enjoyment in previously pleasurable activities, low self-esteem, fatigue, and unexplained delusion and hallucination. Without nutritional, medical, social and stress management, Schizophrenia continues to erode an individual’s support system and physical health. Since Schizophrenia is often episodic, a period of remission is the time to talk to the person about how they feel, what they think and options for help. Self-management during an episode is not possible due to the individual’s distance from reality and relationship.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

Indications of Schizophrenia, although not all symptoms will be present in any one case:

Delusion

Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood or reduced speech

Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism

Irritability, hostility

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities, flat gaze

Fatigue 

Grandiosity and unusual thoughts

Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still

Erratic movement

Loose associations of speech

Appetite and/or weight changes

Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause that do not ease – even with treatment – may be depression related.

If you or a loved one are experiencing some of these symptoms daily over time, you may be suffering from a Schizophrenia. Resource the best residential care available. Call D’Amore Healthcare today: 714.375.1110.

 

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