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If you or a loved one is struggling with the symptoms of schizophrenia, contact the Mental Health Center of San Diego to learn more about our quality treatment options. We are the leading mental health treatment center for people struggling with a range of conditions, including schizophrenia.
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At the Mental Health Center of San Diego, we offer a professional primary mental health care facility offering quality care to our patients. Our team of qualified clinicians is licensed, experienced, and passionate about treating mental health disorders. We focus on evidence-based therapies and utilize the latest techniques to offer the highest standard of treatment in California.
If you, a family member, or a friend is struggling with the symptoms of schizophrenia, we offer the best care options to improve their condition and support their ability to live a more normal and happy life. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our services. Read on to learn more about schizophrenia, its symptoms, and treatment options.
What Is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is defined as a chronic psychiatric disorder. It causes people to experience delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking and behavior. These distortions of reality can impair normal daily functioning and can be a disabling condition.
It affects around 1% of the world’s population; around 3.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with schizophrenia. The majority of people with schizophrenia develop it between the ages of 16 and 25. Research has determined that it is at least partially a genetic condition.
In terms of recovery, studies indicate that approximately one-quarter of people with schizophrenia recover completely. Half of the sufferers improve over a 10-year period, while the remaining one-quarter do not show improvement over time.
Only half of the people with schizophrenia have received treatment, making recovery far more difficult. It is estimated that as many as half of homeless adults suffer from schizophrenia.
What Are the Symptoms?
There is a range of symptoms, including early symptoms, positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. Early symptoms, which typically occur in the teenage years or early 20s, may be overlooked and passed off as adolescent behavior.
Positive symptoms of schizophrenia refer to behavior that is not common in healthy individuals. Such symptoms can include:
Negative symptoms relate to symptoms that affect and individuals emotions, abilities, and behaviors.
When it comes to cognitive symptoms, these can often be more difficult to detect in individuals. Such symptoms include: