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.
The person suffering from psychosis typically isn’t aware of his or her behavior, which can make psychotic disorders extremely unsettling for their family, friends and loved ones. Here at BOLD Health, we want to assure everyone that we have experience effectively working with and treating patients living with psychotic disorders. You can turn to us in your time of need.