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Schizophrenia

Revived Soul Medical P.C.

Psychiatric Clinic located in Midwood Brooklyn, NY; Fort Greene Brooklyn, NY & Brighton Beach Brooklyn, NY

On a given year, as many as 1.5 million people are diagnosed with schizophrenia worldwide. If you’re experiencing schizophrenia-related symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, the leading mental health providers at Revived Soul Medical P.C.’s offices throughout Brooklyn, New York, in Midwood, Fort Greene, and Brighton Beach, can help. Book a schizophrenia evaluation online or call any office to speak with a team member today.

Schizophrenia Q & A

Why do I have schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition that affects your interpretation of reality. It’s believed that schizophrenia occurs because you have an imbalance in neurotransmitters in your brain, including dopamine and glutamate. 

Medical experts find that while schizophrenia isn’t well understood, it can run in families. You can also develop schizophrenia due to:  

  • Taking mind-altering psychoactive drugs during your teens or early adulthood
  • Immune system issues, including autoimmune disease
  • Malnutrition while in the womb
  • Exposure to certain viruses

It’s also possible that you have abnormalities in your brain structure and central nervous system, which can lead to schizophrenia. 

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia leads to a variety of life-altering issues that can impact your ability to hold a job, perform normal activities, or maintain personal relationships. Schizophrenia usually develops between the ages of 16-30.

The top-ranked mental health providers at Revived Soul Medical P.C. encourage you to schedule a schizophrenia evaluation if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • False beliefs or impaired reality (delusions)
  • Seeing things or hearing noises that don’t exist (hallucinations)
  • Abnormal or disorganized motor behavior, such as excessive movement

These are positive symptoms that cause you to lose touch with parts of reality. You can also experience negative schizophrenia symptoms that disrupt your emotions and behaviors, such as:

  • Decreased or nonexistent facial expressions
  • Minimized feelings of happiness or pleasure
  • Reduced speaking or disorganized thoughts

Occasionally, schizophrenia leads to cognitive symptoms, too. You may experience difficulty paying attention or completing tasks. But no matter how minor or how severe your case of schizophrenia, you have options for help at Revived Soul Medical P.C.

Is there an effective treatment for schizophrenia?

Yes, and the team at Revived Soul Medical P.C. is dedicated to helping you find the right combination of treatments to resolve schizophrenia symptoms and behaviors. Your schizophrenia treatment plan may include:

  • Social skills training 
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Regular psychotherapy sessions

Revived Soul Medical P.C. can help you with education and employment services, such as vocational rehabilitation, so you can lead a fulfilling, independent life. 

If you have schizophrenia, receive the expert care you deserve at Revived Soul Medical P.C. Find out more by booking an evaluation either online or over the phone today.