Schizophrenia is a severe mental health disorder categorized by auditory hallucination, visual hallucination, disintegration of thought processes, paranoia and disorganized speech and thinking. These symptoms are often accompanied by social and occupational dysfunction.
Symptoms normally occur in young adulthood, with a lifetime of prevalence. Schizophrenia affects men and women equally in all ethnic groups, although the onset of symptoms usually occurs at a younger age in men.
Several factors may contribute to the development of schizophrenia including a person’s environment, brain chemistry and genetics.
Symptoms of schizophrenia include:
- Trouble thinking logically
- Agitated body movements
Fort Lauderdale Hospital has a staff of highly trained psychiatrists and clinicians that are qualified to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.
Fort Lauderdale Hospital is licensed and accredited by the following:
- State of Florida
- Certified by Broward County
- “The Joint Commission” or TJC
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