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Psychotic Illnesses

Psychotic illnesses are a collection of significant mental disorders. They make it difficult for a person to think clearly, make sound decisions, respond emotionally, communicate effectively, comprehend reality, and act normally. People with psychotic illnesses have problems remaining in touch with reality when their symptoms are severe, and they are often unable to cope with everyday life. But, even severe psychotic illnesses, are frequently treatable. One of the most common yet dangerous psychotic illness is schizophrenia.

Types Of Psychotic Disorder

  1. Brief psychotic disorder

  2. Delusional disorder

  3. Shared psychotic disorder

  4. Substance-induced psychotic disorder

  5. Paraphrenia

Causes

Genetic or hereditary factors can play a part in some people, but often in others it can after triggering or stressful life experiences such as trauma.  Commonly there is not a clear cause for the onset of symptoms.

Symptoms

You may experience one or more of the following symptoms when suffering from a psychotic illness:

Hallucinations – Hallucinations, delusions, and abnormal thinking are the most common symptoms of a psychotic illness. Hallucinations happen when you see, hear, or feel things that are not actually there. Someone may, for example, see objects that are not present or hear voices, smell aromas, have a "weird" taste in their tongue, or feel sensations on their skin despite nothing touching them.

Delusion – Delusions are erroneous beliefs that persist even after being proven to be wrong. A person with a delusion, for example, is certain that their meal is poisoned despite evidence to the contrary.

Other symptoms – Other signs and symptoms of a psychotic illnesses are:

  • Speech that is disorganized or incoherent

  • Thinking that is perplexing

  • Strange and perhaps lethal conduct

  • Movements that are peculiar or slow

  • Personal cleanliness has lost its appeal.

  • Loss of enthusiasm for activities

  • Relationship issues, as well as problems in school or at work

Treatment

Psychosis treatment varies depending on the underlying reason. Treatment available can include medication and or therapy if needed. Assessments can help define the symptoms a person maybe or is experiencing.

An early intervention team is a group of healthcare specialists dedicated to helping persons who have had their first psychotic episode. Early intervention teams strive to provide the following services, depending on your needs:

  1. thorough examination of your requirements

  2. Medicine

  3. Psychological interventions

  4. Interventions in social, occupational, and educational settings

This will help to define the right course of treatment for a person resulting in high effectiveness. Helping a patient to understand their illness can reduce stress significantly and help ease any fear that they may be experiencing.

Seek Professional Help 

Our doctors provide diagnosis and treatment of Schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. The common symptoms of a psychotic illness can include:

·    Delusions

·    Fixed/ false beliefs

·    Hallucinations

·    Social withdrawal

If you are experiencing or have been diagnosed with any of these symptoms or an underlying mental health disorder, consult our specialist psychiatrists today.