Mental health issues affect millions every year. Many conditions like depressive disorders or anxiety are highly treatable. However, there are more serious mental heal concerns that can develop. Conditions like bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or schizophrenia require ongoing support from mental health professionals so individuals can manage their conditions and function in the manner they desire. Schizophrenia is especially challenging, but with the right support offered at Oceanfront Recovery, individuals and those who can about them can learn to identify issues and find the right treatment. If you or someone you love is exhibiting the signs of schizophrenia, don’t hesitate to get help at a mental health treatment center in Laguna Beach, CA. People who have schizophrenia may seem as though they’ve lost touch with reality. They may seem paranoid or have hallucinations and typically have an altered view of reality. 

What Is Schizophrenia?

schizophrenia treatmentSchizophrenia may be genetic, environmental, or both. Though you may be more at risk of developing this disorder if someone in your family has it, this isn’t always true. People who have a lot of trauma in their past, such as an abusive childhood, may be more at risk for developing schizophrenia. This disorder usually begins to manifest in clients between the ages of 16 and 30. It’s easy to spot schizophrenia in someone else, but if you’re suffering symptoms yourself, you won’t know that your behavior is unusual. For example, you may feel scared, persecuted, or paranoid.

At Oceanfront Recovery, we offer a variety of mental health therapy programs that provide comprehensive mental health support to overcome schizophrenia, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR therapy
  • Family therapy

If you or someone you love is exhibiting the signs of schizophrenia, the schizophrenia treatment program at Oceanfront Recovery can help you find relief. Schizophrenia is also a condition that can lead a person to turn to substances like drugs or alcohol to manage it. This self-medicating can be dangerous as it puts the individual at a far higher risk of developing a substance use disorder or addiction. Fortunately, alongside mental health treatment, our team offers comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment. This is the approach used when someone has a mental health concern like schizophrenia and a drug or alcohol addiction. Some of the other mental health concerns our program can address include:

  • ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

What Is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is an acronym for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It’s a therapy that’s helpful in processing past trauma, which is often a predecessor to the onset of schizophrenia. Sometimes, instead of working through trauma to achieve resolution, our brains get stuck. As a result, we get caught reliving the feelings and emotions of a traumatic event, which can include feelings of:

  • Fear
  • Terror
  • Helplessness
  • Anger
  • Hopelessness

As a result, our bodies become stuck in a fight, flight, or freeze response, unable to move forward or back. For healing to occur, our brains must fully process the trauma and work through it to find a resolution. EMDR helps people do this.

How Does EMDR Work?

For someone who’s suffering from schizophrenia, EMDR therapy, like that offered at Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach, CA, may be able to help control the symptoms and make life more manageable.

A typical EMDR session may last between 60 and 90 minutes. During this time, your therapist may ask you to recall a traumatic event in your past. As you think about the trauma, you’ll examine how you feel — your thoughts and emotions. Next, you’ll identify negative thoughts and then imagine a positive one to take its place. Your therapist may direct you to move your eyes left to right as you focus on doing this. Next, they may begin a series of taps. After each set, you will be asked to focus on what you’re thinking. The sets continue until you start to feel better about the event in question.

EMDR is often instrumental in helping clients experience a shift in the way they feel about past trauma. It helps the brain move past the experience and fully resolve it. For example, our schizophrenia treatment program in Laguna Beach, CA, uses EMDR, among other therapies, to help clients.

Discover the Mental Health Treatment Provided at Oceanfront Recovery 

The schizophrenia treatment program at Oceanfront Recovery offers an excellent level of care for those who struggle with this mental health disorder. Staffed by highly trained and compassionate medical professionals, our drug and alcohol treatment facility in Laguna Beach is inviting and serene. Calm surroundings make for a relaxed recovery as you work through your experiences and begin your recovery. In addition, our mental health treatment center can offer substance abuse treatment programs covering addictions like:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Benzodiazepine addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Codeine addiction
  • Crack addiction
  • Heroin addiction
  • Hydrocodone addiction
  • Marijuana addiction
  • Meth addiction
  • Opiate addiction
  • Opioid addiction
  • Oxycodone addiction
  • Oxycontin addiction
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Suboxone addiction
  • Xanax addiction

When you’re ready to reach out for help for yourself or your loved one, Oceanfront Recovery is willing to help. Contact Oceanfront Recovery at (877) 279-1777 for more information on our treatment options for mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia.