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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.
Involves seeing and hearing things that don't exist, muddled-up thoughts, eccentric beliefs in things not based on reality, and behavioural changes.
Characterised by both psychotic symptoms similar to schizophrenia and mood symptoms akin to bipolar disorder or depression.
"Short-term" version of schizophrenia (that persists more than 6 months), characterised by the same symptoms experienced for less than 6 months.
Involves short, sudden psychotic behaviours and experiences. Episodes are typically a response to stressful situations and vanish after a month.
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.
Involves persistent odd or eccentric behaviours and beliefs, while also finding it difficult to understand and react appropriately to others.
Main symptom of psychotic disorders, but can also occur in healthy individuals as a reaction to drugs, alcohol or very stressful situations. Involves:
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.
Strongly believing things that are bizarre, implausible or very unlikely to be true. Paranoia and delusions of grandeur are typical examples.
Unawareness of own behaviours or that own thoughts are bizarre. May be able to recognise it in others, but not in yourself.
Confused, incoherent or muddled-up thoughts, or suddenly stopping mid-sentence, randomly switching from one topic to another.
Psychotic disorders may also involve slowed speech or movements, catatonia, appearing emotionless or moving in a strange manner.
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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.
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