Psychotic disorders are perhaps the most heavily stigmatized mental health conditions. Psychotic disorders include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorders, brief psychotic disorder, substance-induced psychotic disorder, and psychotic disorders due to a medical condition. While these conditions can impact every aspect of your life, schizophrenia and psychotic disorders treatment programs from Columbia Associates can make a difference.
If you believe that you or someone you care about might be experiencing psychosis, remember that you are not alone. Call 703.682.8208 today to speak with someone from the caring and compassionate staff at Columbia Associates about our approach to treating psychosis and related disorders in the greater D.C. area.
What Is Psychosis?
People struggling with psychotic symptoms experience distortions in their perceptions of the world, such as seeing hallucinations or hearing voices, that impact their emotions, language, behavior, and sense of personal identity.
Psychotic disorders affect multiple parts of the brain and typically involve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. People experiencing psychosis may present with symptoms such as:
- Disorganized behavior
- Poor hygiene
- Poor memory
- Catatonic episodes
- Depressed mood
- Irritability or paranoia
What to Expect in Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders Treatment Programs
Treatment for schizophrenia and psychotic disorders can involve:
- Medication – Mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and other types of medication can be used to control the symptoms of psychotic disorders and help people get back to daily wellness and optimal mental health.
- Therapy – Therapy can help people with psychotic symptoms cope with stress, improve social skills, and learn strategies for identifying and controlling relapses.
- Family and community support – For people struggling with psychotic symptoms, family and community support can play a significant role in overall well-being. Community programs may offer group or occupational support.
Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders can be overwhelming, but there are treatment programs available that can help people manage their symptoms and lead productive, fulfilling lives.
Find Psychosis Treatment in D.C. and Beyond from Columbia Associates
If you believe you or someone you care about is experiencing a psychotic disorder, contact Columbia Associates today at 703.682.8208 to learn how our caring and compassionate care providers can help.