Treatment for Schizophrenia

If you or a loved one suffers from schizophrenia in Green Bay, WI, or surrounding areas, Willow Creek Behavioral Health can help. We offer specialized treatment to schizophrenics, with personalized treatment plans put together by our trained and experienced mental health professionals. 

If left untreated, schizophrenia can be disabling. It is a chronic mental health disorder, so it requires treatment for the rest of your life. However, you can lead a fairly normal life if you follow the treatment plan developed by your doctor.

What is Schizophrenia?

As a chronic, complex mental disorder, schizophrenia has a wide number of symptoms, including:

  • Erratic behavior

  • Hallucinations

  • Delusions

  • Impaired cognitive functioning

  • Suspiciousness

  • Disorganized speech

Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by abnormal activity in the dopamine receptor site within the brain. Many negative symptoms can come from having schizophrenia, such as memory problems, difficulty paying attention, and trouble making decisions. It is not a multiple personality disorder. It is also not caused by a negative experience, such as past trauma.

Schizophrenia Early Warning Signs

Schizophrenia often gives early warning signs. These can appear all at once, or they can develop slowly over time. Symptoms vary with each individual. Here are some of the early warning signs of schizophrenia:

  • Hearing or seeing something that isn’t there

  • Withdrawing from social situations

  • Deteriorating work or academic performance

  • Feeling indifferent to a critical situation

  • Feelings of being watched

  • Deteriorating sleep or concentration

  • Deteriorating personal hygiene

  • Responding irrationally or fearfully to a loved one

  • Speaking or writing in peculiar or nonsensical ways

  • Being preoccupied with religion or the occult

If you or a loved one has experienced one or more warning symptoms for more than two weeks, seek help immediately.

Schizophrenia Treatment at Willow Creek Behavioral Health

Willow Creek Behavioral Health offers free, confidential assessments with one of our certified mental health professionals to those suffering from schizophrenia. Your course of treatment could possibly include one of our inpatient, outpatient, or partial hospitalization programs, or a mix. Call us to schedule your free assessment. We are available 24/7 to help you overcome your mental illness.

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