Schizophrenia Treatment Center
Approximately one in one hundred people will develop schizophrenia during their lifetime. Schizophrenia treatment at Morningside is dynamic and optimistic, focusing on what the client is actually feeling, thinking, and experiencing. In group therapy clients can gain experience and knowledge in dealing with schizophrenia by working through the associated emotions with others who have been successful in this struggle. Conversely, Morningside Recovery never challenges a client’s right to dispute a diagnosis. The word schizophrenia has negative connotations -- nobody wants to be labelled as incurably mentally ill.
In fact, schizophrenia treatment and therapy don’t necessarily rely on the diagnosis of schizophrenia at all. The goal is to deal with the acute symptoms so that the psychosocial aspect of rehabilitation can be most effective. So long as a client is stabilized from hallucinations, therapy is highly beneficial. A client's psychiatrist usually prescribes anti-psychotic medications help to improve the chemical communication in the brain and reduce symptoms. However, medications received during a crisis often need to be adjusted after stabilization. Also, sometimes a client needs to try several medications before finding the right one, the best solution. Morningside recognizes this and will work closely with a client's psychiatrist to provide all clinical information needed to make appropriate adjustments. Perhaps, most importantly, schizophrenia treatment provides human interaction and hands-on practical support.
Successful treatments for schizophrenia?
Morningside Recovery takes into consideration the unique issues of each individual and builds solutions specific to a client’s needs. Successful schizophrenia treatment often includes psychiatric, medical, physical, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual treatment efforts. The emphasis is on hope, on finding the strength to embrace treatment. Treating schizophrenia this way holds the best hope for sufferers of this disease and for the families and friends who support them. It’s important that both the client and family gain insight into the concept of the syndrome titled schizophrenia. Individuals requiring schizophrenia treatment are often occupationally disabled and thus dependent on their families. Morningside’s clinicians can help family members learn new coping strategies and rational problem-solving skills. Morningside keeps the family involved and encourages families to talk openly about this condition, to move past the stigma associated with treatment for schizophrenia. Families are also encouraged to participate in our series of family programming. With Morningside’s and their families’ support, clients receive the best possible outcomes for the treatment of schizophrenia, and are able to go onto leading satisfying, fulfilling and successful lives. Of course, therapy, genuine support, and much greater education about schizophrenia are the core elements of a successful treatment plan.