Adnan Durrani, M.D.
Psychiatrist located in Lorton, Suite 123, VA
An estimated 20 million people worldwide experience episodes of delusions, hallucinations, and other symptoms of schizophrenia. To help you manage your symptoms long-term, the practice of Adnan Durrani, MD LLC offers compassionate care through telemedicine as well as in-office visits. Dr. Durrani creates a treatment plan using a combination of psychotherapy and medication to reduce your symptoms so that you can live a happy, productive life. Call the office in Lorton, Virginia, today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for schizophrenia or book your appointment online.
Schizophrenia Q & A
What is schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that can cause many troublesome symptoms. People with schizophrenia often experience:
- Speech challenges
- Difficulties thinking
- Loss of motivation
The underlying cause of schizophrenia isn’t well understood, but your environment and genetic background might play roles.
While there’s no cure for schizophrenia, Dr. Durrani can customize a treatment plan that makes your symptoms easier to manage.
When should I seek help for schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia can be a complex disease to control. When the condition is active, you can be in the grip of delusions, hallucinations, and difficulties determining what’s real and what isn’t.
How long these symptoms last differ from person to person. But for a schizophrenia diagnosis, your symptoms must have been present for at least six months.
If you’re concerned about schizophrenia-related symptoms, Dr. Durrani recommends that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation so that he can form a proper diagnosis.
He offers compassionate care and customized treatment plans through a convenient online telemedicine program. This means that you can meet with him from the comfort of your own home, your hotel room, or wherever you are.
How is schizophrenia treated?
Treatment can’t cure schizophrenia, but you can effectively reduce the severity and frequency of your symptoms with proper care.
Currently, Dr. Durrani offers several treatments only through his online telemedicine platform to keep schizophrenia symptoms under control, including:
Psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help you recognize negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to your illness.
Through therapy, Dr. Durrani can also teach you the tools you need to focus on positive thoughts and better cope with the effects schizophrenia has on your life.
Antipsychotic medications are meant to reduce schizophrenia symptoms so that you can enjoy a higher quality of life.
Dr. Durrani works closely with you to find the most effective medication for your symptoms and adjusts your medicine and dosage as needed to keep your symptoms under control.
You can access other resources through Dr. Durrani that make living with schizophrenia easier and supports a productive, fulfilling life. These resources include support groups, life management skills, and educational training.
Call Adnan Durrani, MD LLC today or go online to schedule a schizophrenia consultation via telemedicine.