Schizophrenia can usually be diagnosed if -
You have at least two of the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, disordered thoughts or behaviour, or the presence of negative symptoms such as a flattening of emotions
Your symptoms have had a significant impact on your ability to work, study or perform daily tasks
You have experienced symptoms for more than six months
All other possible causes, such as recreational drug use or depression, have been ruled out
If you (or a friend or relative) believe you are suffering with schizophrenia, you may feel anxious about what will happen. You may be worried about the stigma attached to the condition, or feel frightened and withdrawn.
We offer drug free treatment to alleviate the symptoms of schizophrenia and psychosis and help you to recover fully in the long term. We have found that psychotic patients calm down when they realise there is an explanation for what is happening to them. When calm, the psychotic phenomena become less threatening and less intense.