When schizophrenia strikes, Glendale Adventist Medical
Center is here to help with comprehensive treatment options for
every individual suffering from this debilitating disease.
Schizophrenia is a serious and challenging medical
illness that affects more than 2 million adults in the U.S.
It often interferes with a person's
ability to think clearly, distinguish reality from fantasy,
manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others.
Although it is often feared and misunderstood, schizophrenia is a
treatable mental condition.
The first signs of schizophrenia typically emerge during the
teenage years or early twenties, often later for females. Most
people with schizophrenia deal with the illness chronically
throughout their lives and are often stigmatized by lack of
public understanding about the disease. It is not caused by bad
parenting or personal weakness. People with schizophrenia do not
have a split personality and are generally not dangerous or
violent toward others while they are receiving treatment.
Symptoms of schizophrenia include:
- Hallucinations (hearing, feeling, seeing, smelling or tasting
things that aren't present)
- Disorganized speech
- Grossly disorganized behavior
- Inability to speak or refusing to speak
When several of the symptoms of schizophrenia occur at the same
time, last longer than two weeks and interfere with normal
function, social activities or relationships with others,
professional treatment is needed. Call (818)
409-8347 to speak to one of our trained mental health
Mental Health Conditions