Do you or a loved one often lose touch with reality? Do you believe, hear or even see things that don’t exist in reality at times? Is your loved one pulling away? Have they stopped taking care of themselves? Are you experiencing visual, tactile or even auditory hallucinations? You may be suffering from psychosis! At Cana Psychiatric Health, we provide psychosis treatment in Peoria, Arizona.
What Is Psychosis?
While psychosis is not an illness, but a symptom, it can have a big impact on a patient’s life. Psychosis is a mental condition which affects the way a patient’s brain processes information, causing them to lose touch with reality. Patients may begin to believe, hear or even see things that do not exist. Psychosis can be caused by a variety of things, including trauma, extreme stress, substance use, physical or even mental illness.
Psychotic disorders exist, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or even bipolar disorder (in some cases). There are also cases of “secondary psychosis” where no primary psychotic illness is present.
Psychosis Therapy Peoria
When it comes to treating psychosis and associated disorders, psychotherapy is highly important. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help the patient to recognize the signs of a psychotic episode along with helping them understand what is real and what may not be. Family therapy can also be helpful for the family to understand the patient and the disorder. Coordinated specialty care may also be recommended, in some cases, the patient will be referred to outside specialists to receive more in-depth care.
Psychosis Medication Management
Along with psychotherapy, medication is highly important when it comes to the management of psychosis and the associated conditions. Antipsychotics are the most common medication used and can help to reduce the severity of occurrence of these breaks with reality.
Start Psychosis Treatment in Peoria, AZ Today
Have you or a loved one lost touch with reality? Think you may need psychosis treatment in Peoria, Arizona? Contact Cana Psychiatric Health today to get started, we’ll get you added to our schedule.