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Treatment for Schizophrenia

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Dr. Sophy describes schizophrenia as a severe mental health psychiatric disorder. Schizophrenia is an imbalance of dopamine in the brain leading to symptoms such as auditory hallucinations and blurred reality. There is no key understanding of the causes of schizophrenia although genetics and trauma histories play a factor.

Someone suffering from schizophrenia needs to receive constant treatment as early as possible. Treatment for schizophrenia involves medications, support, understanding, educations for the patient and family and often a combination of group and individual therapy sessions. Dr. Sophy recognizes an issue with schizophrenics often abstaining from medications as they feel they are better. The majority of patients who do this tend to relapse into the cycle of schizophrenic behaviors and symptoms as before. Medications must be taken constantly unless advised as otherwise by a doctor.

Dr. Sophy outlines some symptoms for parents to look for in their children such as aggressive and out of control behavior, children talking to themselves or hearing voices and frequent confusion. Parents should also know of their family medical history in order to help catch schizophrenia, and other hereditary diseases, early.