Interborough

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Therapist
Brooklyn, New York

Living with schizophrenia can be a complex and challenging journey, but it doesn’t define you. At Interborough, based in Brooklyn, we offer specialized schizophrenia therapy tailored to your unique experiences and needs.

 

Our team of expert therapists is dedicated to helping you navigate the challenges associated with schizophrenia, offering evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tailored for psychosis, family therapy, and supportive counseling. We focus on empowering you with the skills to manage symptoms, improve daily functioning, and enhance your quality of life. Our compassionate approach provides a safe and understanding environment where you can build resilience, gain insight, and reclaim control over your life’s narrative.


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In depth explanations of these symptoms include:

  • Delusions are false beliefs that are not reality. For example, one may believe they are being harmed or harassed, certain gestures or comments are being directed at them, or they have exceptional ability or fame. Delusions occur in most people with schizophrenia.
  • Hallucinations usually involve seeing or hearing things that don’t exist. Yet for the person with schizophrenia, they have the full force and impact of an actual experience. Hallucinations involve any of the senses, but hearing voices is the most common hallucination.
  • Disorganized thinking is inferred from disorganized speech. Effective communication can be impaired, and answers to questions are completely unrelated.
  • Abnormal motor behavior may show up in a number of ways, from childlike silliness to unpredictable agitation. Behaviors can include resistance to instructions, inappropriate or bizarre posture, a complete lack of response, or useless and excessive movement.
  • Negative symptoms refers to reduced or lack of ability to function normally. For example, the person may neglect personal hygiene or appear to lack emotion (doesn’t make eye contact, doesn’t change facial expressions or speaks in a monotone). Also, the person may have lost interest in everyday activities, or withdraw socially.

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WHY IDCC?

At IDCC, we have worked with many cases of schizophrenia and have found that with special attentive care, this disorder can be treated. While schizophrenia is considered a lifelong process, science is working rapidly to find new treatments, a development which IDCC’s clinicians are constantly monitoring. There are many cases where those who have schizophrenia, received treatment and are now highly functioning members of society.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Psychosocial therapy is often used to treat schizophrenia and addresses the behavioral, psychological, and social aspects of living with schizophrenia. One psychosocial therapy used is Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), which is a way of organizing psychosocial services to help integrate a person with schizophrenia into the community. When a good ACT team which may include a social worker, a psychiatric nurse, and other counselors, is in place, the likelihood of recurring symptoms and hospital admissions is reduced, and medication compliance is improved.
Antipsychotic drugs have proven to be crucial in relieving the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia. They are thought to control symptoms by affecting the brain neurotransmitter dopamine. Though the psychiatrist may try different drugs, antidepressants or antipsychotic medications are the most popular drugs. It can take several weeks to notice an improvement in symptoms.

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