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Treatment for Psychosis

Psychosis  Treatment at Promises

Psychosis can occur as a side effect of drug or alcohol abuse, certain medications and many medical conditions. Treatment for psychosis at Promises begins with a comprehensive assessment by our medical team to determine the root cause of the problem and diagnose all co-occurring conditions. We create a treatment plan that addresses underlying issues so that clients are not just recovering from their symptoms, but getting help for the situations and conditions that might be fueling psychosis and other struggles. With expert consultation from psychiatric staff, evidence-based behavioral therapies, individual, group and family therapy, and medication as clinically appropriate, clients begin their recovery journey with approaches that heal wholly.

About Psychosis

Psychosis is defined as a brief loss of contact with reality. Generally, psychosis includes inaccurate or false beliefs about what is taking place or who one is (delusions), and/or seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations).

Medical problems can cause psychosis, including alcohol and certain other drugs, brain diseases, cysts and tumors, dementia, epilepsy, HIV, prescription drugs (such as steroids and stimulants) and stroke. Psychosis may also be found in some people with bipolar disorder or severe depression, some personality disorders, and most people with schizophrenia.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 2.2 million people in the United States have schizophrenia. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that schizoaffective disorder affects about one in every 100 people. The prevalence of delusional disorder is estimated to be around 0.03 percent.

Some types of psychosis include:

  • Brief Psychosis
  • Delusions
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Signs You May Need Psychosis Treatment

Psychosis symptoms vary by person, situation and incident. Symptoms can be different for someone experiencing a psychosis episode for the first time versus someone who regularly experiences psychosis. Generally, you may need treatment for psychosis if you are experiencing some of the below symptoms:

Delusions – Grandiose beliefs about one’s power, influence or abilities and/or suspicions that others are out to harm oneself. A person maintains these beliefs despite evidence to the contrary.

Hallucinations – Seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting or feeling that something or someone is present that is not.

Confusion – Experiencing confusing and disturbing thought patterns exhibited by trouble speaking coherently, losing one’s train of thought and rapid, confusing speech.

Emotional Changes – Extremes of being void of emotion or having inappropriate emotions.

Performance Issues – Decline in performance on the job, at school, at a sport or other regular activity.

Behavioral Changes – Exhibiting changes in behavior such as hostility, aggressions, hypervigilance and restlessness.

Self-Care Changes – Abrupt negative changes in personal hygiene or self-care practices.

Isolation – Cutting oneself off from regular social activities, friends and families.

A medical professional can determine if you need treatment for psychosis and co-occurring issues.

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If you’re struggling with a mental health disorder and/or addiction, we can help. Our compassionate treatment professionals are specially trained to address a range of issues and provide evidence-based treatment that supports long-term recovery. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568.

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