If you suspect that you or someone you love has a
persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia or a
schizoaffective disorder, Glendale Adventist Medical Center's
partial hospitalization and outpatient services can help.
A persistent mental illness or thought disorder is
described as a pattern of disordered thinking. Common symptoms
include disorganized thinking, hallucinations, delusions, false
beliefs, paranoia and many others. Many times, individuals
dealing with these symptoms feel they are the only ones
experiencing them and do not recognize them as treatable diseases
like schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. While in
treatment, individuals are placed in a support group of others
who are experiencing very similar symptoms, helping them to
recognize that the thoughts and sensations they are experiencing
are, in fact, symptoms of a disease.
Our mental health professionals will teach program participants
the coping skills that will help them manage their symptoms by
building trusting relationships and gently confronting any
distorted thoughts or false beliefs.
To determine if this program is right for you, ask yourself the
- Are you experiencing disorganized thinking, hallucinations,
delusions, false beliefs or paranoia?
- Do these symptoms affect your ability to relate with others
or make it difficult to function?
- Have the symptoms persisted despite treatment with an
individual therapist and/or psychiatrist?
If you feel the above situation describes you, call (818)
409-8347 to speak to one of our trained mental health
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