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Medically Reviewed by Erika Dalton, LMSW

Last Updated on March 19, 2024

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Begin Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder Today

Mental health disorders cannot be treated by treating the symptoms alone. We use holistic and evidence-based methods to treat the entire individual.

When someone has schizoaffective disorder, it can prove difficult to find a program that truly understands how to treat this challenging mental illness. At North Atlanta Behavioral Health, our treatment for schizoaffective disorder aims to help people get the most up-to-date and effective care available. Our staff of therapists use their extensive knowledge in treating mental health disorders to work with those impacted by schizoaffective disorder. 

We invite loved ones to attend family therapy to help everyone work together to help improve the symptoms of this illness. With our help, someone with schizoaffective disorder can ease their symptoms and improve their ability to function in the world.

At North Atlanta Behavioral Health, we provide a range of mental health treatment options in the Roswell and Atlanta area. Call us now at 770-230-5699 or verify your insurance

Effective Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorders

When someone arrives at our schizoaffective disorder treatment centers, we begin by performing a comprehensive assessment. This allows us to understand the history of the person’s mental health and their specific symptoms. Our staff determines which level of outpatient rehab programs will best serve their needs and meet their schedules. 

Any co-occurring disorders that are present, such as anxiety, depression, or dual diagnosis disorders, will be identified and a plan made to include treatment for them.

We offer several types of therapy modalities to elevate each person’s ability to reduce their symptoms. Our goal is to create a way for them to enjoy lasting emotional and behavioral changes. We include family therapy so that loved ones can learn about their family member’s illness and how to come together to support them. Other types of therapy we offer include:

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Our Schizoaffective Treatment Options

We provide outpatient mental health services that helps people learn to control some of their symptoms and improve their mental health. Available levels of outpatient care at our schizoaffective disorder treatment centers include:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Therapy sessions take place Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Our highest level of care provides structured treatment that teaches symptom management and skill-building to help people understand and control some of their symptoms.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Sessions take place for a few hours per day several days per week. A lower level than PHP, it provides several comprehensive types of therapy and skill-building to help improve the individual’s symptoms.
  • Evening IOP: The same as our daytime IOP, but it takes place for a few hours in the evening several nights per week. This helps meet the needs of those who have responsibilities during the day they must meet.
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How Do I Know I Need Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder?

Too often, someone who has schizoaffective disorder does not realize how sick they have become or even that they have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Signs and symptoms that someone can benefit from the structured care provided by schizoaffective disorder treatment centers include:

  • Delusions and false beliefs even though contradictory evidence about them exist
  • Hallucinations
  • Cognitive difficulties such as illogical thinking, trouble focusing on what’s going on, and jumping from topic to topic
  • Detachment from other people and what’s occurring around them
  • Depression and low self-worth
  • Manic episodes of euphoria, high energy, and engaging in some risky behaviors
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Symptoms impact the individual’s personal relationships and ability to work or attend school

Causes of Schizoaffective Disorder

It can prove difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes a person to develop schizoaffective disorder. This challenging mental health disorder may run in a person’s family, which increases the odds they will develop it. It can also be due to a malfunction in how the brain operates. Going through traumatic or highly stressful events can also influence the development of this disease, as well as a history of taking mind-altering drugs. An assessment by experienced clinicians at schizoaffective disorder treatment centers can help determine contributing factors.

Other Conditions Related to Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder often causes symptoms similar to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In fact, it can make it difficult for someone to get an accurate diagnosis unless the clinician is a mental health expert. While having schizoaffective disorder does not guarantee a person will also experience a substance use disorder, many people do go on to develop one. When someone has both schizoaffective disorder and an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to seek help for a dual diagnosis. This integrated treatment allows both disorders to be treated simultaneously.

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Why Choose North Atlanta Behavioral Health?

We know people have choices about which schizoaffective disorder treatment centers to attend, which is why we created one that is a cut above the rest. We employ a vital staff of highly skilled mental health experts who are passionate about improving the lives of people with poor mental health. We provide multiple levels of outpatient care and make sure to match each person we treat with the right level for their specific needs. Our program also offers access to FDA-approved mental health medications that serve to reduce symptoms of schizoaffective disorder. 

Our therapists provide a nurturing, safe environment that allows people to feel comfortable opening up about their emotions and behaviors. This allows us to work with them to create treatment goals and help each person meet theirs.

Begin Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder Today

Do you have schizoaffective disorder or care about someone who does? It can be hard to find a program that targets this particular mental illness and gets favorable results. North Atlanta Behavioral Health offers high-quality outpatient care by providing access to several types of therapy. Our schizoaffective disorder treatment centers get to know each person we treat so we can design a plan that is tailor-made for them. 

Are you ready to talk about enjoying better mental health with the right professional program for you? Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can help.

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