If you need help managing the hallucinations or other losses of touch with reality caused by psychotic disorders, you can find compassionate, integrative care at Adelpha Psychiatric Group. The experienced mental health team provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations to diagnose schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in children and adults. They also offer ongoing psychotherapy and medication management to keep your condition well-controlled. Call the Encino or Pasadena, California, office today to schedule a consultation for symptoms of psychotic disorders or request an appointment online.
Psychotic disorders are severe mental health conditions that alter your thinking and perception of reality. Those with psychosis become disconnected from reality and have difficulty telling the difference between what’s real and what isn’t.
Adelpha Psychiatric Group offers comprehensive care for several psychotic disorders in adults and children, including:
The team can also manage psychosis resulting from underlying medical conditions like dementia and stroke. They take an integrative approach to managing your symptoms and improving your quality of life.
You should schedule a psychiatric evaluation at Adelpha Psychiatric Group if you experience sudden, new symptoms of a psychotic disorder or if your existing symptoms continue to get worse, even with treatment.
The two common symptoms of a psychotic disorder are:
You experience hallucinations when the sensory areas of your brain don’t function properly and cause you to sense things that don’t actually occur. Hallucinations can include hearing voices or seeing images that aren’t real.
Delusions are false beliefs that you firmly hold, even when there’s incontrovertible evidence that proves it’s not true. An example of a psychotic delusion is believing someone else controls your mind or behaviors.
The treatment available at Adelpha Psychiatric Group for psychotic disorders typically involves psychotherapy and medication to keep symptoms well-controlled.
Psychotherapy provides a safe space to talk about your feelings and thoughts. You also learn ways to better cope with the effects a psychotic disorder has on your life and relationships.
Antipsychotics, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety medicines can provide lasting relief from your psychotic symptoms so that you can stay focused and productive.
Because those with a psychotic disorder might not be able to recognize their symptoms when they occur, it is recommended that they follow the medical team’s guidance.
There could be times when you feel great and believe you no longer need treatment. But stopping your medications without medical supervision can lead to severe mental and physical health complications. The team provides ongoing medication management to support your long-term progress with treatment.
Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group office near you today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation of symptoms of psychotic disorders or request an appointment online.