Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic Disorders

If your loved one has started to act strange or say things that do not make any sense, something could seriously be wrong. Do not sit by as they appear to get worse. Your loved one could be in need of psychotic disorder treatment at a mental health facility.

What Are Psychotic Disorders?

Psychotic disorders are mental health disorders that are characterized by a disconnect from reality. People suffering from these disorders tend to have a skewed perception and display abnormal thinking. Common psychotic disorder symptoms include hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations are false sensory perceptions that something is there when it isn’t. Typically hallucinations are visual or auditory but they can also be olfactory or gustatory. Delusions are false beliefs that are very real to the person with the disorder. Because these mental health disorders are so severe, people usually require professional psychotic disorder treatment in order to start seeing improvement.

Some types of psychotic disorders include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Brief psychotic disorder
  • Delusional disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophreniform disorder
  • Catatonia
  • Substance-induced psychotic disorder

Signs of Psychotic Disorder

Before you get your loved one help for a psychotic disorder, you need to be able to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of psychosis.

Some of the most common signs of a psychotic disorder include:

  • Paranoia or suspicion of others
  • Signs of unclear thinking
  • Persistent beliefs that cannot be debunked
  • Problems with concentrating
  • Social withdrawal
  • Confused speech or trouble communicating clearly
  • Problems sleeping
  • Neglect of responsibilities or basic functioning
  • Unusual change in emotional responses
  • Hearing or seeing things that others can’t
  • Decrease in personal hygiene or self-care

Our Psychotic Disorder Treatment

The lifetime prevalence of psychotic disorders is only about 3.06%1, but schizophrenia was also ranked as one of the top leading causes of disability worldwide in 2016.2 If you believe your loved one is struggling with one of these mental health problems, get them into a psychotic disorder treatment program immediately.

At Banyan Mental Health, we offer a residential mental health program in South Florida that will follow an individualized treatment plan for the psychotic disorder because we understand that everyone is different. We want our patients to focus on long-term progress rather than just a temporary improvement, so patients will follow a comprehensive recovery plan that is meant to set them up for lasting success.

Although there will be differences in programming, the general treatment for psychotic disorders will include a variety of therapies and programs. Depending on the person, medication may also be used. During their time with us, patients will likely partake in individual counseling sessions, group therapy, reality therapy, mental illness education and other helpful programming. Our goal is to not only get to the root of the mental health problems but also to provide the patient with applicable strategies for moving forward. For those patients struggling from a substance-induced psychotic disorder or co-occurring disorder, we also offer dual diagnosis treatment programs.



Psychotic disorders can be scary, but with our psychotic disorder treatment in Boca, you can get your loved one the help they need. Contact us today to learn more about how to start the process.



Sources:

  1. NCBI – Lifetime prevalence of psychotic and bipolar I disorders in a general population.
  2. NCBI – Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016