NYU Langone doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating schizophrenia, a lifelong brain disorder that can interfere with a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. People with the condition often have hallucinations, delusions, or both. This can distort one’s perception and interpretation of reality and lead to social, behavioral, and psychological difficulties.
As leaders in the field, NYU Langone specialists are available for consultation and an initial diagnostic evaluation. Our specialists educate people who have schizophrenia about the condition and encourage them to take an active role in treatment. The symptoms of schizophrenia can make it difficult to stay in school or keep a job. NYU Langone doctors can help connect people with community agencies to help them return to their previous activities. Our doctors are actively involved in clinical research and are studying new medications and ways to diagnose schizophrenia.
Specialists at NYU Langone understand that schizophrenia can disrupt the lives of many people—the person with the condition as well as family members, coworkers, and friends. Our psychiatrists treat schizophrenia with medication and with several different types of therapy to address the behavioral, psychological, and social problems associated with the condition.