Unfortunately, some people can suffer from episodes and lifelong afflictions of mental illness that cause their emotions and perception of the world to become distorted. Psychosis is mental illness that is characterized as a “loss of contact with reality.”
Types of Psychotic Disorders
Generally speaking, there are two major types of classifications of a psychiatric disorder that can produce symptoms of psychosis: mood disorders and schizophrenia. Below is a list of various psychotic disorders that individuals may suffer from.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Depression (including psychotic symptoms)
- Delusional Disorder
- Psychosis (induced by substances)
- Postpartum Psychosis
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Schizophreniform Disorder
There are more psychotic disorders and other medical conditions that can cause symptoms of psychosis. If you or someone you know is exhibiting any symptoms of psychosis or the disorders above, contact us today at North County Health Services and we will help you to determine the cause, the severity of the disorder, and the treatment options available to you.
When you’re seeking treatment for psychosis, it can feel overwhelming at first when you don’t know where to start. The first step to treatment of psychosis is to give us a call and we can schedule a time for you to visit so that we can analyze your symptoms, help to diagnose the type of psychotic disorder that you may have, and the individualized psychosis treatment for you or your loved one.
Typically, the most common type of psychosis treatment is the utilization of a certain type of drug called an antipsychotic. Antipsychotics focus on treating or reducing the symptoms of various mental disorders related to psychosis.
Depending on the severity of the psychotic symptoms or episodes, hospitalization may be required to ensure that the patient has the necessary medication, treatment, and supervision of the symptoms before being allowed to take medication on their own. Hospitalized treatment is known as acute psychosis treatment.
After acute psychosis treatment, the individual is permitted to go back into society and live on their own (depending on the disorder). However, individuals who suffer from psychotic disorders will need to continue with psychotic disorder treatment and other psychosis recovery maintenance for the rest of their life.
If you are discovering symptoms of psychosis or other psychotic disorders in yourself or someone you know, contact us today at North County Health Services. We’ll help you get to the bottom of your symptoms. The earlier you can get diagnosed for psychotic disorders, the earlier you can begin treatment for psychosis.
Our San Marcos location specializes in Behavioral Health and can help with all common types of psychotic disorders and the best treatment solutions that are customized to your medical situation. Give us a call today to learn more.