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Treatment for schizophrenia

Treatment for schizophrenia

Psychotic disorders can lead to feelings of isolation, fear and hopelessness. At Wesley Hospital we offer proven and effective treatment for schizophrenia as well as other psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia  will affect around three in 100 Australians, usually in their late teens or early 20s. Treatment can help you return to a fulfilled and connected life with your family and friends.

What is schizophrenia?

Here, we explain schizophrenia (and other psychotic disorders) and their symptoms, as well as what you can expect when receiving treatment at Wesley Hospital. Learn about the types of treatment programs available and your payment options.

If you would like to enquire about admission, please submit an Admission Enquiry form and one of our caring staff will be in touch with you.

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Our treatment for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

Our hospital facilities in Ashfield and Kogarah offer two types of treatment programs that are designed to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders:

  1. inpatient care
  2. day patient programs.

Inpatient treatment involves staying in the hospital for a period of time to receive focused 24-hour care. This may be the best treatment for you if you are experiencing heightened fear and abnormal perceptions, for example. The different forms of psychotic disorder require different treatments, most commonly combining medication and psychological therapies.

If you wish to participate in a day program, you will first be assessed for suitability.

Fees and costs

As a private hospital, we are able to arrange payment through your private health insurance. If you don’t have private health insurance, then you may wish to consider our other payment options. Read more to find the best payment option that suits you.

Additional resources

Below are some books that may be useful for further research into Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders:

  • Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia (Richard McLean, Allen & Unwin, 2005)
  • Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers (E Fuller Torrey, Harper Paperbacks, 2006)