Diagnosis and treatment
They include disorders such as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or delusional disorder (previously known as paranoia), among others.
Although there are clear differences between each other, they all have something in common: loss of contact with reality, either temporarily, or in a more chronic way.
Typical symptoms of schizophrenia are hallucinations or delusions, but also social withdrawal, lack of interest in things, lack of will or initiative, or affective flattening.
Unfortunately, there is still a strong stigma attached to such types of disorders. Films, literature, and especially fear of the unknown or unusual, has mistakenly labelled these individuals as dangerous. Nevertheless, most of them are not violent, and the reality is that it is them and their families the ones that suffer the most, in a society that has turned its back on them.
Dr. Moreno keeps this very much in mind, and she will offer the best treatment to stabilize the symptoms and work on his/her reintegration into society.