Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe disorder characterized by hearing voices, paranoia, extreme agitation, and nonsensical talk. Those affected often have trouble holding a job or caring of themselves.

Treatment with medication and behavioral-cognitive therapy is important in relieving the symptoms.

Outpatient treatment for schizophrenia disorder at Henry Ford

There is no cure for schizophrenia. Treatments focus on relieving symptoms to improve quality of life. Treatments we recommend in our outpatient clinics include:

  • Medication: Antipsychotic drugs are the typical first-line treatment for this disease there are many options available today.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy: This approach helps patients how to manage their symptoms in daily life, including methods for testing the reality of their thoughts.
  • Addiction treatment: People with schizophrenia often suffer from substance abuse. Learn more about our comprehensive addiction treatment programs at Henry Ford.

Inpatient treatment for schizophrenia at Henry Ford

People with schizophrenia believe their hallucinations are real and tend to resist treatment. These episodes often prompt hospitalizations. At Henry Ford, we provide comprehensive, high-quality care at our specialized inpatient facility, Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital.

We admit patients 24/7, every day of the year. For admissions, please call (248) 398-3200. Learn more out our excellent inpatient psychiatric care.

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