Do you or a loved one often experience distorted or paranoid thoughts? Have you seen or heard things that don’t exist? Are you finding it harder to care for yourself? Have you or a loved one lost touch with reality? You may be suffering from psychosis or a disorder known as schizophrenia. At Cana Psychiatric Health, we are always welcoming new patients and offer schizophrenia/psychosis treatment in Fayetteville along with Raleigh, Durham, the Research Triangle and other areas of North Carolina. Reach out today to schedule an appointment and start your treatment.
While schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are less common than the other major mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and even depression, they can actually be the most disabling for patients. Schizophrenia is a severe mental condition which impacts the way the patient perceives reality, thinks, acts, expresses emotions and even relates to others. Patients with schizophrenia often have hard times thriving in school, work and even relationships with others.
What Is Psychosis?
Psychosis is actually a symptom not an illness or disorder which can have a massive impact on a patient’s life. Like schizophrenia, psychosis affects the way a patient’s brain processes information/the world around them. Patients experiencing psychosis will often believe, see and even hear things which do not exist in reality. While psychosis is most common with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, it can also occur with bipolar disorder or as a case of “secondary psychosis”.
Psychosis/Schizophrenia Therapy DUrham
When it comes to treating schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and psychosis, psychotherapy is highly recommended for patients. Family therapy may be recommended to help the family understand the disorder and patient better. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help the patient understand their own condition, symptoms and warning signs of an episode. Coordinated specialty care may also be recommended, in some cases, the patient will be referred to outside specialists to receive more in-depth care.
Schizophrenia/Psychosis Medication Management
Along with the recommendation of psychotherapy, medication is another highly important part of treating psychosis, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Medication management can help to monitor the effect of mediation on the patient and adjustments can be made to ensure they thrive as much as possible.
Start Psychosis/Schizophrenia Treatment in DUrham, NC Today
Do you or a loved one suffer from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or even psychosis? Are you interested in schizophrenia/psychosis treatment in Fayetteville, North Carolina or the surrounding areas? Schedule an appointment with Cana Psychiatric Health today.