Psychotic Disorder Therapy

With a psychotic disorder, you lose touch with reality and may often get into a confused state in the form of a psychosis. During episodes, you may hallucinate, have delusions and not make sense to others.

Medication is often needed to control symptoms of certain psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. However, therapy can give you the skills to manage your life as long as you've sought medical attention first.

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

If you have a psychotic disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

TYPES OF PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS


SCHIZOPHRENIA

Involves seeing and hearing things that don't exist, muddled-up thoughts, eccentric beliefs in things not based on reality, and behavioural changes.

SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER

Characterised by both psychotic symptoms similar to schizophrenia and mood symptoms akin to bipolar disorder or depression.

SCHIZOPHRENIFORM DISORDER

"Short-term" version of schizophrenia (that persists more than 6 months), characterised by the same symptoms experienced for less than 6 months.

BRIEF PSYCHOTIC DISORDER

Involves short, sudden psychotic behaviours and experiences. Episodes are typically a response to stressful situations and vanish after a month.

DELUSIONAL DISORDER (PARANOID DISORDER)

Involves fixed, false beliefs about real-life situations that others typically see as paranoid ideas. Lasts for over a month with no other psychotic symptoms.

SCHIZOTYPAL PERSONALITY DISORDER

Involves persistent odd or eccentric behaviours and beliefs, while also finding it difficult to understand and react appropriately to others.

SYMPTOMS OF PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS


PSYCHOSIS

Main symptom of psychotic disorders, but can also occur in healthy individuals as a reaction to drugs, alcohol or very stressful situations. Involves:

Hallucinations

Perceiving things that don't really exist. You can hallucinate through all five senses, i.e. see, hear, smell, touch and taste things that don't exist.

Delusions

Strongly believing things that are bizarre, implausible or very unlikely to be true. Paranoia and delusions of grandeur are typical examples.

LACK OF SELF-AWARENESS OR INSIGHT

Unawareness of own behaviours or that own thoughts are bizarre. May be able to recognise it in others, but not in yourself.

CONFUSION AND DISTURBING THOUGHTS

Confused, incoherent or muddled-up thoughts, or suddenly stopping mid-sentence, randomly switching from one topic to another.

CHANGES IN BEHAVIOUR

Psychotic disorders may also involve slowed speech or movements, catatonia, appearing emotionless or moving in a strange manner.

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in psychotic disorders and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

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