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Psychosis treatment can help

When your brain just feels different and you’re not always sure of what’s actually going on, treating your psychosis can restore a sense of self and certainty.

 

 

 

Psychosis treatment can help

When your brain just feels different and you’re not always sure of what’s actually going on, treating your psychosis can restore a sense of self and certainty.

Psychosis treatment helps with

Relationships

Rigid beliefs

Paranoia

Hallucinations

Social withdrawal

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Psychosis treatment works

Psychosis is more common than you’d think, and many people have experienced it at least once in their lives. The earlier you catch it and treat it, the less likely it is to interrupt your life. The majority of our patients who have experienced psychosis go on to finish school, be in fulfilling relationships, and find success in their lives.

 

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Psychosis treatment helps with

Relationships

Rigid beliefs

Paranoia

Hallucinations

Social withdrawal

Image of two young people holding each other in a hug. This image illustrates how those in need of psychosis treatment in New York City may feel after treating their psychosis symptoms. | 10001 | 10002
Image of two people sharing a handshake on a rooftop. This image illustrates how someone searching "psychosis symptoms" could look after psychosis treatment in New York City. 10010 | 10011

Psychosis treatment works

Psychosis is more common than you’d think, and many people have experienced it at least once in their lives. The earlier you catch it and treat it, the less likely it is to interrupt your life. The majority of our patients who have experienced psychosis go on to finish school, be in fulfilling relationships, and find success in their lives.

 

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FAQs about psychosis & treatment

What is psychosis?

Psychosis is a condition that affects the way your brain processes information. It can cause you to lose touch with reality. So, you might see, hear, or believe things that aren’t real. Or sometimes it can be a feeling of uncertainty where you may have a feeling that something doesn’t feel right, but you can’t put your finger on it. Other times, it can be a sense of extreme certainty when it’s not warranted, like in the case of a delusion. In some cases, you may not have any delusions or hallucinations, but the psychosis presents itself as “negative” symptoms. Negative symptoms are the symptoms of psychosis where something that is normally present is now diminished, including things like facial affect, social interaction, hygiene, or typical flow of thoughts or conversation.

If I have psychosis, do I have schizophrenia?

This diagnosis is a symptom, not an illness. And there are many different illnesses can cause it. In fact, the most common reason someone experiences psychosis is not actually schizophrenia. It’s much more common than it is coming up alongside depression, bipolar disorder, or trauma. Medical illnesses can also cause this. And treating the primary cause can often greatly help with the negative symptoms. Further, a psychiatrist or other psychiatric provider can help diagnose the condition to figure out the best treatment approach with a psychological consultation.

If you experience psychosis, will it always be there?

Not necessarily. Many of our patients experience psychosis alongside certain symptoms. And when those symptoms are treated, the psychosis is also fully treated. For others where psychosis is the primary symptom, even with treatment, it might still remain mildly present but may end up being more in the “background” of one’s thoughts, not necessarily affecting daily life.

Can it be treated?

Yes, yes, and yes!!! Many people, including healthcare professionals, mistakenly believe that psychosis cannot be fully treated. However, many practices around the world, including our New York City-based practice, successfully treat psychosis. The key is to first believe that it can be treated. Then, work with a therapist or psychiatrist diligently until we have fully treated it. In fact, the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat.

What are the early signs?

Typically, there will be early warning signs before someone actually develops psychosis. For example, some of these signs include a drop in performance, new troubles thinking clearly, paranoia, social withdrawal, and unusual or intense new ideas. Further, you may experience a lack of feeling, a decline in self-care or hygiene, difficulty distinguishing reality, confused speech, or trouble communicating. However, having any one of these signs may not be anything significant by itself. But if you’re noticing multiple signs together at one time, you should consult a psychiatrist or other psychiatric provider. Early treatment sets you up for recovery.

Will I have a "normal" life?

There is a lot of stigma surrounding psychosis. So, people frequently feel its onset means the end to one’s life as they know it. However, with treatment, people live “normal” lives and are able to resume their daily activities. In fact, many of our clients that have experienced psychosis have completed college, have good jobs, and are in fulfilling relationships.

Why does my brain feel different?

This diagnosis predominantly affects cognition, which is the way the brain perceives, emits, functions, or processes. So, when these areas are affected, it makes sense that you may feel “slowed” or “not as sharp.” Many people feel that their memory is worse, or that they just can’t focus anymore. Others describe persistent brain fog. Luckily, these symptoms improve once psychosis is treated.

Get started with psychosis treatment in New York City today!

If you’re ready to start working with a trained therapist, please schedule a visit or an intro call at our psychotherapy practice located in New York City. Our team is equipped to help you manage and treat a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, ASD, and more. Ready to get the support you deserve? Connect with us below to get started with sessions in-person or online.