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Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic behavioral disorder that can lead to suicidal thoughts and death if left untreated.
Schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the teen years to early adulthood. However, children sometimes develop the disorder, too. The symptoms vary from person to person but may include:
People with schizophrenia have an imbalance in their brain chemistry. However, researchers do not know why or how this happens. It is likely to be a combination of genetics and environmental factors such as premature birth and exposure to viruses.
Whether you are experiencing minor or severe symptoms of schizophrenia in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, it’s important that you get the diagnosis and treatment you need to function in your everyday life. The doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals can provide personalized care. Find a neurologist or learn more about the services and physicians of the St. Rose|Stanford Clinic Neurosurgery Program.
There is no known cure for schizophrenia. Treatment focuses on relieving the symptoms and improving quality of life. They may include:
Treatment for schizophrenia is lifelong and may change over time. Taking prescriptions as directed can be a real struggle for some affected individuals. Doctors and therapists often encourage families to get support to learn how to help their loved one who has the condition.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican provides quality care for those with schizophrenia in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, as part of our neurological services for neurodevelopmental disorders.