What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that is chronic and affects the way a person thinks, behaves, expresses his feelings & emotions, perceives reality, or relates to others. Though it is not a common illness it can be the most protracted and disabling disorder. 

The encyclopedia of psychology states that “Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behavior and speech, and delusions or hallucinations, such as hearing voices.”

What are the symptoms of Schizophrenia?

It is important to note that understanding the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia can help you with reaching out for help without any delay and possibly can aid in harm reduction. These symptoms are;


  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Disorganized thinking
  • Abnormal motor behavior



  • Blunting of emotions
  • Loss of touch with family and friends
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of pleasure in daily life
  • Compromised hygiene and poor grooming habits
  • Lack of motivation



  • Flight of ideas
  • Circumstantiality
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Forgetfulness
  • Repetitive movements and gestures
  • Problems in making sense of everyday sights, sounds, and feelings.



  • Poor executive functionin
  • Inability to focus or pay attention
  • A problem in working memory
  • Lack of insight

Treatment for Schizophrenia at the Hermitage Rehab:

Schizophrenia is a life-long occurring disease that affects the patient’s life throughout all spheres and may have unyielding repercussions. Dr. JPS Bhatia with his team has helped numerous patients and families deal with this deadly disease by not only aiding them in managing their symptoms but also providing them with the ability to lead their life as normally as they can.If a person is suffering from this disorder he can contact us.

We offer pharmaceutical interventions as well as psychosocial interventions such as Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET), Social Skills Training, Family Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Assertive Community Training (ACT), and much more. Discover top schizophrenia care at The Hermitage Rehab Amritsar. Expert doctors, effective treatment, and support near you.

Many patients with this disease often leave medication and therapies in between leading to impending doom. This is necessary to realize that a disease like schizophrenia can be managed and patients can lead their life as any other person would, with consistency in treatment and following through with the doctor’s advice.