Psychotic Disorders Symptoms and Treatment

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Learn about Psychotic Disorders

The word psychosis is used to describe conditions of the mind where there has been some loss of contact with reality. During a period of psychosis or psychotic episode, an individual may experience symptoms such as delusions (false beliefs), hallucinations (see or hear things that are not there) or incoherent or nonsense speech.

Psychosis is found in most people with schizophrenia as well as other personality disorders including, but not limited to severe bipolar disorder and severe depression.

Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis

  • New trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
  • Suspiciousness, paranoia, or uneasiness with others
  • Difficulty telling reality from fantasy
  • Social withdrawal
  • Unusual, overly intense ideas
  • Decline in self-care or personal hygiene
  • Confused speech or trouble communicating

About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which people interpret can experience hallucinations, delusions or extremely disordered thinking and behavior. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely abnormal thinking and behaviors that are often disabling.

How is Schizophrenia Treated?

Studies have shown that it is common for a person to have psychotic symptoms for more
than a year before receiving treatment.

Severity varies over time and can range from symptoms that are always present to periods of remission. One key point to know is that Schizophrenia is a chronic, long-lasting mental health disorder that requires lifelong treatment. Schizophrenia is typically treated with a highly individualized treatment strategy that includes medication and targeted therapy.

Individualized psychiatric treatment can help individuals suffering from Schizophrenia to manage symptoms in order to pursue life goals and maximize the quality of their lives.

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Psychotic disorders, whether in full expression or remission, can be treated through an individualized, lifelong approach.

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We know that taking the first step can be difficult. Whether this is your first time seeking psychiatric care or if you are seeking a new provider, Novum Psychiatry can help. Our team of psychiatrists and therapists are committed to understanding your unique experience and working closely with you on a treatment plan to maximize the quality of your life.