Mental Health: Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a disorder, or group of disorders, that affects the chemical balance of the brain, and in some cases the structure of the brain. Schizophrenia is unrelated to what some people call a “split personality”.
Schizophrenia involves at least two of the following symptoms (although other disorders or conditions can also account for these symptoms), each present for a significant portion of time during a one-month period:
False beliefs or thoughts that no one believes or understands; for example, believing others are always talking about you.
Schizophrenia can be a debilitating disease. Medication therapy makes dramatic improvements for a significant percentage of people who follow physician’s treatment exactly as prescribed.
TPC Adult Mental Health Services
Or call our Crisis Line at 359-6699 (in the Amarillo area)
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