Schizophrenia affects the normal functioning of the brain, interfering with a person’s ability to think, feel and act. Many people can live a healthy life with Schizophrenia if they are receiving the treatment that they require and sticking to this treatment plan.
Symptoms of Schizophrenia include:
- Confused Thinking – When acutely ill, people with psychotic symptoms experience disordered thinking. The everyday thoughts that let us live our daily lives become confused and don’t join up properly
- Delusions – A delusion is a false belief held by a person who is not held by others of the same cultural background.
- Hallucinations – The person sees, hears, feels, smells or tastes something that is not actually there. The hallucination is often of disembodied voices which no one else can hear.
You can also experience symptoms of depression as a result of trying extremely hard to fight this condition without support.
Anti-psychotics have greatly improved the outlook for individual patients as they reduce the psychotic symptoms and usually allow the patient to function more effectively and appropriately. This medication coupled with a Private Psychological Services Session can give you the best results for your illness.
In your private sessions, your psychologist in Melbourne can focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships. A positive relationship with your psychologist can give you a reliable source of information, sympathy, encouragement, and hope, all of which are essential for managing your schizophrenia. Your psychologist can you to better understand and adjust to living with schizophrenia by educating them about the causes, symptoms or problems they may be having.
They can also teach you how to test the reality of their thoughts and perceptions, how to “not listen” to their voices, and how to manage their symptoms overall. Melbourne Psychologist or Therapist can help reduce the severity of symptoms and reduce the risk of relapse.