At Eagle View Behavioral Health, we offer several treatment options for adults and adolescents with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Both are chronic mental health disorders that often require lifelong treatment. Our mental health professionals offer treatment options tailored to your preferences, specific condition(s), special needs, past history, and future goals.
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a severe and often debilitating brain and behavior disorder. It affects key systems in the brain and can alter how one thinks, feels, and acts. Individuals with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder may have difficulty distinguishing reality from fantasy. They may also struggle to express and manage emotions. Oftentimes, this chronic mental disorder can make it seem as if a person has lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be quite disabling.
Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia
Symptoms and warning signs of schizophrenia are different for everyone, and they may develop slowly over a period of years or quickly over a period of months or weeks. Early warning signs of schizophrenia may include:
- Hearing or seeing something that isn’t there
- Feelings of being watched
- Speaking or writing in peculiar or nonsensical ways
- Feeling indifferent to a critical situation
- Deteriorating work or academic performance
- Deteriorating personal hygiene
- Withdrawing from social situations
- Responding irrationally or fearfully to a loved one
- Deteriorating sleep or concentration
- Being preoccupied with religion or the occult
If you or someone you know is experiencing these early warning signs for a period lasting longer than two weeks, seek help immediately.
Schizophrenia Treatment at Eagle View Behavioral Health
At Eagle View Behavioral Health, we offer inpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs for patients battling schizophrenia. Our certified mental health professionals are committed to building better lives for our patients with mental illness. For more information, please contact us. We are available 24/7.