Psychotic Disorder

Description of the Diagnosis/Issue

Psychotic Disorder is probably the most misunderstood and complex Mental Health Diagnosis. The most common Disorder that is characterized by Psychosis is Schizophrenia, but Psychosis can be present in Severe Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder, or even a Medical illness. Psychosis is a Thought Disorder where the person suffering loses touch with reality. They may see or hear things/voices that others do not, they may have Incoherent Speech, Tangential Thoughts, or may experience Delusions in which they feel they are someone other than themselves, i.e. a Celebrity.

Types of Treatment Modalities/ Interventions

Psychotic Disorder is best treated by Medication Management, but only after a thorough Evaluation to determine the cause of the Psychosis. Psychotherapy can be very helpful for those suffering from Psychosis due to a Mental Health issue as Therapy can help them identify when they are experiencing a Psychotic Episode, which can help them stay focused and in touch with reality.