Sadly, these complex disorders go untreated far too often. Fortunately, the Neuroscience Institute offers comprehensive treatments for thought disorders in South Florida, so that individuals can find the help they not only need but deserve.
Characterized by hallucinations, altered thinking patterns, chaotic or disorganized speech, and delusions, schizophrenia is a complex mental illness. This condition is likely if an individual’s daily functioning has been hampered by the aforementioned symptoms for over 6 months.
Suffering from paranoid, grandiose, conspiratorial, and/or generally odd delusions, those with a delusional disorder manifest obviously false thoughts about the world around them as well as about themselves. This can cause social withdrawal and isolation as well as risky behavior and poor judgment.
A person living with a schizoaffective disorder experiences the symptoms of schizophrenia. However, they simultaneously feel the effects of a mood disorder such as depression. This mix of symptoms can be very dangerous as it drastically alters an individual’s sense of reality.
Though a schizophreniform disorder mirrors the symptoms of schizophrenia, it persists for less than 6 months. Unfortunately, schizophreniform disorder often leads to fully-developed schizophrenia. Therefore, it is important to seek treatments for thought disorders as soon as possible.
Treatment services we offer in South Florida include:
- Mental health residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient programming
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Psychiatry and psychiatric evaluations
- Therapy in individual, group, and family settings
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Neurofeedback therapy
- Holistic treatment options (such as yoga, meditation, and nutritional therapy)
Additionally, the administration of specific medications is an important component of our thought disorder treatment in South Florida. Therefore, when appropriate, our licensed mental health professionals will prescribe medications such as antipsychotics and/or anti-depressants for example. Medication is particularly effective when an individual also struggles with a dual diagnosis, such a co-occurring mood or substance use disorder. Furthermore, we ensure that each of our clients receives a personalized treatment plan that adheres to their unique needs and recovery goals.