Unfortunately, the media has stigmatised many mental health conditions so dramatically that the mass populous has completely untrue beliefs about what conditions like schizophrenia and psychosis really entail.
In this article we hope to dismantle those beliefs because a schizophrenia diagnosis is not the end of the road. We know this not only because the staff running our schizophrenia service in Stoke are highly trained but also because we have seen patients with this diagnosis flourish after graduating from our care.
Most people diagnosed with schizophrenia go on to recover and live a normal life with the help of medication, therapy, and practicing healthy coping mechanisms to avoid relapse.
Schizophrenia = Violent
Schizophrenia = Split Personality
Neither of these symptoms are inherently related to schizophrenia. Most people who experience schizophrenia have never committed a violent crime.
The evidence-based symptoms of schizophrenia include:
The most recognisable symptom in media representations of those who experience schizophrenia is hallucinations and delusions. These symptoms are not inherently dangerous or encouraging of violence and are much more likely to elicit paranoia, confusion, or fear than an urge to hurt others.
Each person’s experience of schizophrenia is unique to them and that is why a tailored approach is necessary for treatment. Our schizophrenia service in Stoke ensures each patient is assessed and receives a bespoke treatment plan so that they can go on to live their lives to the fullest.Back To News