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Schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis are a relatively common mental health condition in Dallas and Fort Worth, but living with them is still a challenge that raises many concerns. The physical and mental symptoms of schizophrenia can severely disrupt your daily life
Aware Behavioral Health, led by Dallas psychiatrist Dr. Surin Sehdev, offers treatment for schizophrenia. Doctor Sehdev personalized and non-judgmental care to create treatment plans for our patients that include medication, psychotherapy, and other tailored solutions to help you manage and overcome the challenges of schizophrenia. Learn more about schizophrenia treatment and schedule an appointment when you contact us at 888-677-4562.
Understanding the Schizophrenia Diagnosis
Schizophrenia is a challenging mental health condition that can significantly alter perceptions of reality. It affects people of all ages, and we offer treatments for adults and teenagers at Aware Behavioral Health to assist patients of all ages in coping with the various symptoms of schizophrenia, including:
Hallucinations – Hearing voices is a common symptom of schizophrenia, although it is possible to also experience visual, olfactory, and tactile hallucinations as well.
Delusions – Another common symptom of schizophrenia, delusions are thoughts not grounded in reality, but that a person with schizophrenia is certain are true. These can include being positive that others are judging, perceiving conspiracy theories, or anticipating catastrophic events.
Disorganized Speech – As schizophrenia affects thinking patterns, this can result in speech being nonsensical, answers to questions being incomplete, and other variations from normal communication patterns.
Unusual Physical Behavior – Physical signs of schizophrenia can include abnormal and out of context physical behaviors such as strange postures, childlike movements, or a lack of response to stimulants.
Impaired Ability for Daily Functioning – In some cases of schizophrenia, the patient will neglect daily activities like maintaining personal hygiene. They may also appear not to display emotion or have difficulty experiencing joy.
Because schizophrenia can drastically alter perceptions for those living with this disorder, our treatment for psychosis in Dallas relies on a patient focused approach. A diagnosis is important when beginning schizophrenia treatment, but we believe it is also necessary to fully understand your individual challenges.
Because of the symptoms ad the associated chemical changes in the brain, schizophrenia is frequently accompanied other mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, OCD, and thoughts of suicide. By understanding not only the symptoms of schizophrenia that you are experiencing, but also any additional mental health concerns, Dr. Sehdev can provide comprehensive treatment focused on your overall wellness rather than a single diagnosis.
Schizophrenia Treatment in Dallas
Schizophrenia is a lifelong condition, but is one that is highly treatable. As a psychiatrist in Dallas, we begin our treatment with medication. Antipsychotics are the most effective way to regulate the chemicals in the brain responsible for hallucinations and delusions. Dr. Sehdev works one on one with you throughout the process to find a medication dosage that will treat your symptoms while minimizing your side effects.
Dr. Sehdev is also able to incorporate other methods of treatment in addition to medication to treat schizophrenia at multiple levels. Solutions can include psychotherapy, skill building, holistic therapies, and other resources.
If you are experiencing other mental health conditions as well, Dr. Sehdev will take these into account to create a treatment plan that may also include antidepressants, anti anxiety medication, and others that all work effectively alongside each other, using responsive and ongoing care to be sure that we continuously are continuously providing the right solutions for your health.
Why Seek Mental Health Treatment in Dallas at Aware Behavioral Health
Coping with any mental health condition – or helping friends and family members to cope – poses many challenges. With schizophrenia specifically, the symptoms will not improve on their own over time. Instead, this mental health condition requires the expert care of a psychiatrist in Dallas.
Dr. Sehdev has worked with many patients to treat psychosis and schizophrenia. His unique understanding and approach to treatment is built specifically around your needs and can help you establish lifelong solutions to the challenges of living with schizophrenia.
Psychiatry at Aware Behavioral Health is virtual, making it easy to get the help you need anywhere in Dallas, Fort Worth, Bedford, Grape Vine, and all of the surrounding areas. Learn more about our options for psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia and contact us at 888-677-4562 or through the contact form on the right to get more information.
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