Treatment of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

The first stage

Treatment begins with a general assessment of the condition, confirmation of the diagnosis, and performing laboratory tests and psychological tests to develop the appropriate treatment plan for the condition, based on which the appropriate type of treatment for the patient’s condition is determined and whether the condition requires internal residence or external treatment.

The second stage

Sometimes the patient's stay in the center is required for the first period to allow the specialists and consultants to monitor the patient's condition 24 hours a day and deal with and control the symptoms of delusions and hallucinations through appropriate drugs while providing all means of comfort during the stay. Initiating psychological interventions to raise the patient’s awareness of his condition and increase his psychological insight, as a specialized work team conducts cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions for the symptoms of schizophrenia and trains the patient to deal with them. Because the schizophrenic patient often suffers from problems in his social skills, he is trained to develop communication skills and express himself and his feelings. Cognitive abilities are developed through special exercises to help the patient integrate into practical life after that.

The third stage

Finally, social intervention with the family and awareness sessions about the patient and how to deal with symptoms and signs of early relapse. This stage of treatment depends on external follow-up of the patient, gradually reintegrating him and interacting with society, and encouraging him to be independent in his life. The center makes weekly and then monthly calls to the family to check on the patient. The center also provides individual and group sessions for follow-up, facilitates the conduct of medical tests and enrollment in physical training centers, and provides discounts there.