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Schizophrenia services offered in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Florida and Broward County, Sunrise, FL

An estimated 2.8 million adults in the United States have schizophrenia and need long-term psychiatric care. At JM Psychiatry Inc, diagnostic evaluations are available for adults experiencing schizophrenia symptoms. John Murdock, PMHNP, DNP, also specializes in treating schizophrenia with holistic treatment plans using medications and psychotherapy. Call the Sunrise, Florida office to schedule a schizophrenia consultation or book an appointment online today.

Schizophrenia Q&A

What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition that alters your perception of reality. When you have schizophrenia, it might seem like you’ve lost touch with reality because your thoughts and behaviors are severely out of order.

The symptoms of schizophrenia most often develop between your late teens and early 30s. 

At JM Psychiatry Inc, diagnostic evaluations are available to confirm whether your symptoms relate to schizophrenia or another physical or mental disorder. Dr. Murdock also provides comprehensive care plans to manage your symptoms better, so you can live a healthy, productive life.

When should I schedule a schizophrenia consultation?

You should schedule a diagnostic consultation at JM Psychiatry if you have symptoms of schizophrenia, such as:


Disorganized thoughts or behaviors

Schizophrenia can cause communication issues, like disorganized speech and incomplete thoughts. You might also experience an inability to answer questions or speak in clear sentences.



Delusions are false beliefs not based on reality. You may have delusional fears about major events you think will happen or irrational thoughts about how other people feel about you.



Hallucinations describe hearing or seeing things that aren’t happening. Often, people with schizophrenia hear voices that may be telling them to engage in reckless or destructive behaviors.

These symptoms can worsen in severity over time and ultimately destroy your ability to live an independent life. It can also increase your risk for drug or alcohol abuse if you misuse substances to manage schizophrenia symptoms on your own.

Dr. Murdock provides psychiatric evaluations for adults who experience schizophrenia symptoms. He may also order blood work and other diagnostic tests to rule out underlying medical issues.


How is schizophrenia treated?

To control symptoms of schizophrenia and prevent additional complications, Dr. Murdock creates a treatment plan that uses medications and psychotherapy.

He also offers medication management services to ensure you’re taking the right medications at the correct dosage to lessen the severity of delusions and hallucinations.

Because schizophrenia is a lifelong condition, Dr. Murdock monitors your treatment progress over time and can adjust your medications when necessary. He might also recommend therapy for you and your loved ones to help them better cope with your condition, so they can provide the daily support you need.

Call JM Psychiatry Inc to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for schizophrenia symptoms or book an appointment online today.