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Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. The psychiatrists at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine are passionate about creating a program of care that’s the perfect fit for you. That’s why we offer comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.
Schizophrenia is probably one of the most misunderstood disorders in the US. However, over 3.5 million people in the US are diagnosed with Schizophrenia, and there are likely even more who have not yet been diagnosed. 
Below is some helpful information, from Mayo Clinic, that everyone should know about Schizophrenia:
The Mayo Clinic defines Schizophrenia “a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling.” Although Schizophrenia is a lifelong disorder, it can be treated so that those with Schizophrenia can go on to live a happy and successful life.
Schizophrenia symptoms usually appear anywhere between the teens to mid-thirties, with symptoms often appearing earlier in men than in women. Some symptoms will vary over time and some will remain present most of the time.
Some of the most common symptoms of Schizophrenia include: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking/speech, extremely disorganized or abnormal or motor behavior, and a reduced or an altogether lack of ability to function normally (i.e. neglecting personal hygiene, not making eye contact, etc.). For more detailed descriptions of these symptoms, be sure to visit Mayo Clinic’s website.
If you think you may Schizophrenia, contact a mental health professional. If you think that someone you love may have Schizophrenia, talk to them about your concerns and encourage them to seek professional help. If you are worried about their safety, don’t delay calling 911 and seeking professional help immediately. 
For a group of psychiatrists who are here to help you put your mental health first, give us a call at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine in Augusta County, VA today.