Schizophrenia Specialist

Robert Lynn Horne, MD -  - Psychiatrist

Robert Lynn Horne, MD

Psychiatrist located in Las Vegas, NV

Schizophrenia is a severe and often lifelong psychiatric disorder that requires ongoing professional treatment. This disorder affects patients’ ability to think clearly, reason, and regulate their emotions, often making them a danger to themselves and others. Dr. Robert Lynn Horne has many years of experience in treating patients struggling with schizophrenia. To make an appointment for Schizophrenia treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada, please contact Dr. Horne today.

Schizophrenia Q & A

What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that usually appears when you’re in your 20s. It frequently causes a person to hear voices that others cannot hear or have fixed, false  beliefs that cannot be changed by reason or logic.                

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Disorganized thinking and speech
  • Social withdrawal
  • Neglect of personal hygiene
  • Abnormal emotional responses or lack of emotional responses

How does Dr. Horne diagnose this condition?

To diagnose schizophrenia, Dr. Horne begins by conducting a thorough psychiatric evaluation and ordering lab tests. He will also screen for disorders with similar symptoms, such as depression or drug addiction. He makes a final diagnosis of Schizophrenia if you meet the criteria specified in American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th edition

What treatments are available?

Patients with schizophrenia need medication to manage their symptoms. In some cases, more than one type of medication is necessary. The most common type of medication prescribed to patients with Schizophrenia is an antipsychotic.

In addition to medication, patients may need other types of interventions. Other interventions Dr. Horne may recommend include:

  • Family therapy - Family therapy sessions involve the patient and their closest family members. The goal of therapy is to provide support and education to the patient’s loved ones.
  • Individual therapy - During individual therapy sessions, Dr. Horne works with schizophrenic patients one-on-one.
  • Vocational rehabilitation - The goal of vocational rehabilitation is to help patients prepare for and secure good jobs.

Is schizophrenia curable?

At this time, there isn’t a known cure for schizophrenia. If you’re diagnosed with this disorder, you’ll likely continue to deal with it for the rest of your life. However, with the right treatment, you can be a fulfilled, functioning member of society. Treatment must typically continue throughout your life and may change to meet your needs over time.