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Schizophrenia Specialist

Amr Beltagui, MD -  - Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Amr Beltagui, MD

Board-Certified Psychiatrist located in Los Angeles, CA

Schizophrenia affects your ability to perceive the world the same as other people. If you’re looking for a treatment that will help you regulate your brain and bring a sense of normalcy to your life, talk to psychiatrist Amr Beltagui, MD, about treatment in Los Angeles, California. To find out how treatment can help you, call the office, or request an appointment online.

Schizophrenia Q & A

What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that prevents you from viewing the world the same way as other people. 

With this condition, you may experience positive, negative, and/or cognitive symptoms, all of which can make it more challenging to lead a normal life.

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenic symptoms can be categorized as:

Positive symptoms

Perhaps a misnomer, so-called positive symptoms don’t improve your life. Instead, they add to your perception of the world, often making it harder to go about your day. Some of the most common positive symptoms include:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Abnormal thought patterns
  • Agitated body movements

If you see or hear things that don’t exist or you regularly think things that the people around you tell you aren’t true, talk to Dr. Beltagui. He helps patients like you get treatment to eliminate positive symptoms, helping them perceive the world as it really is. 

Negative symptoms

Schizophrenia doesn’t just add unwanted symptoms to your life. It can also minimize your ability to think, talk, and act normally. Some of the negative symptoms it can produce include reduced:

  • Ability to find enjoyment
  • Facial expressions
  • Vocal inflection, resulting in monotone speaking
  • Speaking ability, thanks in part to disorganized thinking
  • Focus

Treatment at Amr Beltagui, MD can bring you relief from these symptoms. 

Cognitive symptoms

The final category of schizophrenic symptoms affects the way you think, making it hard for you to focus on and complete tasks, remember information even when you have just learned it, and make rational decisions. 

To learn more about treatment for schizophrenia, call Amr Beltagui, MD or request an appointment online today. 

What’s the best way to manage schizophrenia?

With effective treatment, you can lead an independent and fulfilling life with schizophrenia. Medication is usually a critical part of schizophrenia treatment as it regulates your brain chemistry and reduces your symptoms. In addition to medication, you can also benefit from therapy, where you learn to recognize the early warning signs of your symptoms. You might also learn and practice coping strategies to help you maintain a high quality of life. 

Dr. Beltagui can help you live with schizophrenia. Call Amr Beltagui, MD or request an appointment online today for expert, personalized care.