Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia is defined as a syndrome characterized by a marked alteration of internal and external reality, to which the individual responds in ways that may harm his/her life. This alteration, the distortion of reality is the psychotic core of the disease and is presented with disorders in perception, thinking, emotion, speech and motor skills.

Psychotic disorders include schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, and schizophrenic personality disorder. Their common feature is problems in five categories. These categories are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech / thought, disorganized or abnormal behavior / mobility, and negative symptoms.

The treatment of Psychotic Disorders is a long and arduous process for the patient, his family, the doctor and all members of the treatment team who care for the patient. Even though psychotic disorders date back thousands of years no cure has been discovered thus therapeutic intervention is aimed at treating the symptoms and the patient’s psychosocial rehabilitation.

Tzerani clinic offers patients with psychotic disorders the appropriate environment and the appropriate monitoring by well-trained mental health professionals who will help them deal with the stress and painful feelings that this condition causes in their lives. Carefully designed treatment plans that combine the two dimensions can help many patients regain their lost functionality and psychological integrity and health

Source: Nikos Manos (1988), Vasika Stoicheia Klinikis Psychiatrikis, University Studio Press

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