Schizophrenia

Contrary to popular opinion, schizophrenia does not mean a person has multiple, or split personalities. It is, however, a serious illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think, feel, and act normally. It is not fully clear what causes schizophrenia, but it is thought to be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Stress and drug use are thought to trigger episodes of schizophrenia in individuals who are predisposed to it.

Schizophrenia
Stress and drug use are thought to trigger episodes of schizophrenia

Symptoms

  • Confused or disorderly thinking
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Low motivation

 

Treatment

A combination of medication and support for the individual is necessary to gain the best results in treating schizophrenia. Drugs are used to restore the appropriate chemical balance in the brain, while support is necessary for the sufferer to feel able to have a normal life.

How Delmont can help?

  • If an individual has a psychiatric concern, they may be referred to see one of our specialists in the consulting suites.
  • The Day Program provides therapy, relaxation classes and other group-based activities designed to support group mental health.
  • If it is established that the patients require full support, they can be then admitted as an inpatient.

Why Delmont

With over 40 years experience and an experienced multi disciplinary team at Delmont Private, our goal is to enable individuals with mental health concerns to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their difficulties in a safe relaxed and professional environment.  All patients are our highest priority.  Our holistic approach to treatment promotes long-term health and quality of life.

Your privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times.

Need Help?

Visit your local GP or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 - More