Schizophrenia Disorder​

Schizophrenia disorder treatment

What is Schizophrenia Disorder?

A person suffering from Schizophrenia Disorder can hear voices, see hallucinations, or believe a reality that is removed from the truth. With the correct treatment, the person with Schizophrenia Disorder can live a meaningful life.

Schizophrenia Disorder is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. The effect that this disorder has on a person ranges from hearing voices other people can’t hear, to believing other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, plotting to harm them, and more.

This can terrify people with the illness, and cause them to become withdrawn or extremely agitated. Many people with Schizophrenia Disorder have difficulty holding a job or caring for themselves, so they rely on others for help. However, many people living with Schizophrenia Disorder can lead rewarding and meaningful lives in their communities.

What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Disorder?

Treatment & Our Approach

All of Papillon’s residents follow their own Individual Treatment Plan that is used to guide their progress through the three Rehabilitation Blocks: Self-System Development; Trauma Processing; and Reintegration. The result is a personalised and holistic approach to each of our residents’ mental recovery with the goal of sustainable reintegration at the end of their 3-month stay.

Because the causes of Schizophrenia Disorder are still unknown, treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease. Many treatments include antipsychotic medications and various psychosocial treatments.

At Papillon, we have a multidisciplinary team ready to help those suffering from Schizophrenia Disorder. Our programme emphasises social and vocational training to help people with the illness function better in their communities.

Because Schizophrenia Disorder usually develops in people during their critical career-forming years of life (ages 18 to 35), and because the disease makes normal thinking and functioning difficult, most patients do not receive training in skills needed for a job. Our programme includes job counselling and training, money management counselling, help in learning to use public transportation, and opportunities to practice communication skills. We have a 70% success rate because we include both job training and specific therapy designed to improve cognitive skills. Programmes like this help patients hold jobs, remember important details, and improve their executive functioning.

At Papillon, we also focus on family education as we believe that it is important for family members to know as much as possible about their loved one’s disease. With the help of one of our therapists, family members can learn coping strategies and problem-solving skills. In this way, the family can help ensure that their loved ones stick with the treatment and stays on their medication. Families should also learn where to find outpatient and family services.

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