Mental illness can be very intense and unsettling. This is particularly true when it comes to psychotic disorders. Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that result in abnormal thinking and perceptions. People suffering from psychotic disorders, also referred to as psychosis become disconnected from everyday reality. Psychosis may occur as a result of a psychiatric illness like schizophrenia, but it can also be caused by a health condition, medication side effect, or drug use.
Two of the main symptoms of psychotic disorders are delusions and hallucinations — and other symptoms may include talking incoherently, paranoia, withdrawal and agitation. While schizophrenia is the most common psychotic disorder, there are also other forms of psychosis, including schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder and substance-induced psychotic disorder.
Individuals experiencing psychosis often lack awareness of their behavior, making these disorders particularly distressing for their family, friends, and loved ones. At BOLD Health, we want to assure you that our team has significant experience in effectively working with and treating patients living with psychotic disorders. In times of need, you can confidently turn to us for support and expert care.