Psychosis is a condition in which the patients see, hear or experience things or have beliefs, which other people don’t experience. These psychotic experiences affect the personal life and relationships of the patient to a great degree. They make the person seem like a complete misfit in society and make it difficult for him to dispense his daily activities with normalcy. PSYCHOSIS can be an isolated case in one’s life or occur in succession leading to psychotic illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Psychosis is treatable and sufferers can completely recover from the condition.
Psychosis treatment at manas Hospital
At Manas,we combine individualized treatment programs with clinically proven treatments. We employ two techniques for psychosis treatment: talking therapies and antipsychotic medication.
Counselling is another way in which you can talk about your psychotic experiences. The choice of PSYCHOSIS THERAPY depends on the reasons for the person’s psychosis.
Cognitive behavior therapy helps you put your experiences in context, and help you understand them. It also helps in testing your beliefs. Psychodynamic psychotherapy takes a deeper approach that helps in identifying the unconscious and subconscious reasons for the person’s psychotic condition.
Art Therapy helps express a person’s feelings if he has problems in conversing. Drama therapy is another therapy that helps the patient express past traumatic events.
The choice of PSYCHOSIS THERAPY depends on the reasons for the person’s psychosis.
Antipsychotic medication helps the patient think more clearly by weakening the delusions and hallucinations. A good PSYCHOSIS TREATMENT aims at reducing psychotic symptoms through the lowest dose for the shortest time. You might not stop experiencing the symptoms with medication, but it will make you less troubled by them.
Symptoms of psychosis
The usual symptoms of psychosis are:
- Hallucinations –The patient seems to hear, see, or feel non-existent things
- Delusions – The patient usually develops false beliefs, based on non-existent things
- Disorganization – having disorganized thinking, speech, or behavior
- Disordered thinking –switching to unrelated topics
- Catatonia – being unresponsive
- Difficulty concentrating-patients can’t concentrate on a thing for even a short period.
Schizophrenia is a condition in which the symptoms have a slow onset and mild psychosis; some people undergo a rapid transition back to psychosis if they quit their treatment or medication.
The initial symptoms of psychosis are:
- Feeling suspicious
- Feeling anxious all the time
- Having distorted perceptions
- Being depressed all the time
- Being Obsessed with something
- Having Sleep problems
Hallucinations are not only visual, but they can also be auditory as well. The Hallucinations can influence any of the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch of the psychosis patient. However, schizophrenia patients experience auditory hallucinations. They hear things that are unreal and believe them to be real.
FAQ About Psychosis
We have listed the PSYCHOSIS FAQS for your convenience –
Psychosis may be recognized by these early signs-
- withdrawal from social interaction
- Reduction in concentration and attention
- Irregular Sleep pattern
- Suspecting people for no reason
- Skipping school or work
Psychosis may also happen due to illness, some medical conditions, drug use or stress. The conditions which might have psychosis:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Brain Injury/ Brain Tumor
- A Thyroid disorder
- Biological factors
Psychosis might happen if the neurotransmitters start malfunctioning.
Genetics- People with a family history of psychosis are at a high risk of developing it Stress and Drug abuse may also cause the condition.