Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Schizophrenia Spectrum, Other Psychotic Disorders, and Psychosis

Psychotic disorders, formerly known as thought disorders, are severe mental disorders that cause psychosis, which is defined by abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychosis lose touch with reality, due to delusions, disorganized thinking, and/or hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs and usually co-occur with paranoia, such as the thought that someone or some entity is plotting against or spying or that the television is sending secret messages. Hallucinations can be auditory and/or visual. 

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorder, schizotypal disorder, and Schizophreniform disorder are types of psychotic disorders. People with Bipolar disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Substance/medication abuse or withdrawal, or other psychiatric disorders may also have psychotic symptoms/psychosis. Other problems that can cause psychosis include medical issues such as Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, brain tumor, kidney disease, urinary tract infection, brain infection, traumatic brain injury, and stroke.

Treatment depends on the root cause(s) of the psychosis. Treatment might involve psychotropic medications to control symptoms and talk therapy to develop insight and coping skills. Hospitalization is an option for some cases, if a person becomes dangerous to himself or others, or where there is a serious medical problem behind the psychosis. 


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