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Common Psychotic Disorders & How They Can Be Treated?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Common Psychotic Disorders & How They Can Be Treated?

Severe mental disorders that affect the mind and cause abnormal thinking are referred to as psychotic disorders. These disorders make it hard for a person to communicate with others, make good judgements, understand the difference between reality and imagination and behave appropriately. There are many different types of psychotic disorders. Some of the more common psychotic disorders are:

Schizophrenia
This is the most common psychotic disorder. People suffering from this disease suffer from delusions and hallucinations that last for longer than 6 months at a time. There are three types of symptoms associated with this disease:

  1. Psychotic symptoms that affect the person’s thinking such as hallucinations, trouble organizing thoughts and ideas, delusions and strange movements
  2. Negative symptoms that make the person seem depressed and do not allow him or her to function normally and show emotions.
  3. Cognitive symptoms that affect how the person thinks.
  4. Schizophrenia cannot be cured, but can be treated and managed with a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

Brief Psychotic Disorder

People who suddenly show psychotic symptoms that last for a maximum of a month and then resolve themselves are said to be suffering from a Brief Psychotic Disorder. Some of its symptoms are:

  1. Hallucinations
  2. Delusions
  3. Chaotic thinking
  4. Inappropriate behaviour and dressing
  5. Senseless babbling
  6. Memory loss
  7. Disorientation
  8. Change in eating and sleeping habits
  9. Weight loss

Treatment for this condition may involve hospitalisation if the symptoms are severe or if the person is a threat to himself or herself. Usually medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two are used to treat this condition. In extremely rare cases, this condition may recur.

Delusional Disorder
This disorder refers to a condition where the person has a delusion or false belief involving a real life situation such as being followed, deceived, poisoned, sick etc. In order to be diagnosed as delusional, the person must show no other symptoms of schizophrenia. These delusions should also not be the result of any type of medication or intoxicant. Treatment for this disorder is challenging and needs to be tailored to the patient’s needs. In most cases, medication and cognitive therapy are used to improve the patient’s quality of life and social functioning.

Shared psychotic disorder
Sometimes, if one person in a long term relationship suffers from a psychotic disorder, his or her partner may also start believing in the same hallucinations or delusions. In most cases, apart from this, they show no other symptoms of psychotic disorders. This condition is rare and usually treated with psychotherapy.

Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder, which is also known as maniac depression, which and is related to extream and unusal mood shifts, frequent changes in brain activity level along with energy. It is commonly of 4 types, namely Bipolar I disorder, Bipolar II disporder, Cyclothymic disorder and other unspecified disorders. People suffering from bipolar disorder often suffer from 'mood episodes', which is further of two types one is manic episode and depressive episode. 

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I think I am suffering from depression problem because these days I feel low, and cat sit on my head pointless do not want to connect to people, irritation problem, hyper ,anxiety ,without reason I started crying, not able 2 focus, extra sleep please help me.

Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I think I am suffering from depression problem because these days I feel low, and cat sit on my head pointless do not...
Hi, I think there is something, which is bothering you. You can discuss this with me and together we will find some solution. If not please try and share, if something is going on, with someone you trust. You can go to a professional as well. There are phases in life, they come and go. Afew affect us too much but this is all life, we have to move on. I will be able to tell you more about, once I will exactly know what is happening till the time follow these tips:- Eat healthy - walnuts, leafy vegetables, fruits, fresh juices etc. No to coffee, can have green tea. No to alcohol talk to your friends go out where there is a lot of greenery try to laugh with your friend Practice deep breath. Take care
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Good morning doctor        I am bharat I wanted to have hot relation with my neighbour aunty but when I go to speak with her and do eye contact will talking she suddenly change the top and say your like my son.  But I am glad to have sex with her. Sometimes I fell like go and ask her to sex with me but I am afraid that she will tell to my uncle about my talk. please help me what should I do soon as possible.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Good morning doctor
       I am bharat I wanted to have hot relation with my neighbour aunty but when I go to speak w...
Hello,lybrate user. This is unethical and a sin as well to think like this. Are U married ,if not go to get married,this will do two things, you will be checked to b amorous and secondly,your need be fulfilled. Tk care.
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I have completed my graduation 2015 but I didn't get a job. That's why I get in depression, angry. I have to lost my self confidence. Now I can't choose my future in right way. Now what to do and what not do totally confused. Tell me what I am choose right way with counseling or not please tell me you r suggestions. Daily I lost my confidence decrease. And also suffering from physically not good. Please tell me .This is my problems.

MA Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
I have completed my graduation 2015 but I didn't get a job. That's why I get in depression, angry. I have to lost my ...
Dear Lybrate user First of all your field in which you did your graduation and your marks are to be taken into consideration. Your personality communication skills talent knowledge also play an important role in getting a job. So you need to find out your weaknesses and things you lack and the obstacles which are stopping you in getting any job. You can also try to find your interest and talent. You are interested in something else and also capable of doing it. Try to think if you will be able to make it in the future. Is it your temporary interest or you can do that work for the rest of your life. By psychotherapy counseling and clinical hypnotherapy you can test your true potential your real actual interests which you can follow for the rest of your life and also the problem you will be facing and how you will be able to tackle them. Contact by sending an enquiry for a free voice call consultation.
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Hey my mom is 45 years old. Sometimes she speaks loudly and alone. She speaks negative things. Like-all dead bodies are here, blood is around. What is the reason?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MSCP
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hey my mom is 45 years old. Sometimes she speaks loudly and alone. She speaks negative things. Like-all dead bodies a...
There is a possibility of her being stressed mentally. The symptoms you have mentioned fall under the category of delusion. This is possible in cases of severe depression and other psychological conditions take her to a psychiatrist and analyse the problem in detail.
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My wife aged 65 years is suffering from conversion disorder on alternate days. Previously she was under treatment of psychiatrists for her depressive episode. But finally it was observed that she didn't require any antipsychotic medicines and she was advised for psychotherapy & physiotherapy. She is now dead against visiting any psychologist or psychiatrist. On alternate days she behaves in a depressive mood, but otherwise she remains quite normal in my family. Her normal diet has reduced & she doesn't want to go outside. Please advise remedies to get her normal as earlier.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Mathura
My wife aged 65 years is suffering from conversion disorder on alternate days. Previously she was under treatment of ...
Very strongly recommend not to attend to her whims and fancies. Another name for conversion disorder is attention seeking behavior. So long as you continue to attend to her undesirable behavior, she will never come out of it. Stop bothering about it while secretly keeping an eye on her, see hoe she will improve. You are the doctor here who has to cure her!
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Sometimes suddenly I got angry so what is the reason for that? What should I do to not get angry.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You should not not get angry. Anger is a good feeling if harnessed well. In fact all feelings are good feelings and they are there to tell us to rectify something that is not going well. The cardinal rule to feelings is the expressions of them. All feelings must be expressed without exception. If you do not they will get internalized and harm the particular organ it has chosen to express itself in. Now there is a problem if you are getting angry suddenly, too fast or without reason. These are signs that there has been some problem in the past and that the concerned feeling has not be dealt with by expression. Sometimes by suppressing anger over the years you may be carrying an overload of unexpressed anger that will come out in impulses and with the least of provocations. These piled up emotions must be dealt with even now and after you have relieved yourself of past feelings you will be able to handle current ones with a lot of ease. Since you are already displaying so much anger at such speed, it indicates that there was something that had happened in your early childhood, including prenatal life, which is contributing to this situation. Your mom will know what that is all about, and equipped with that information meet with a counselor soon. In fact it will be easier to work on it now than later when the anger behavior will be too entrenched to remove easily. In the meantime go for regular and vigorous exercise daily, preferably the aerobic kind. Also you must introspect whether you are actually scared but choosing to act angry because it is a power feeling compared to being in fear. In that case you need to handle the fear and not the anger and your problems will cease to trouble you. Even so you must then find out about why there is so much fear in your life at this stage. Anyway anger management classes will be still beneficial for you.
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My sister is 16 years old, sudden she started to behaves like some abnormal, speaking sometimes like a child, always dream at night and wake at night and always takes her grand mother's name, DIDA"(Just died. Sudden starts to laugh or crying.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
My sister is 16 years old, sudden she started to behaves like some abnormal, speaking sometimes like a child, always ...
Dear Mrinal, nothing wrong with her, it is the love and affection of DIDA some girls they are very much attached to grandma this is very common in families just bear and wait till she recovers. time matters
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Hi Doctor, Actually I have one problem with my husband, he is heavy drunker like he has 2 days holiday then he will start morning drinking till the night, and when he has first shift he come home and start drinking and I have problem with his drinking habit can you please suggest me any madison or etc.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, Training In USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Different medicine are needed in small interval. So ypu have to woth is for long time. First give him nux vomica 200 in water 5 drops in glass of water. If he drink taking jug of water andd 10 drop of medicine in it and give. Do this for month and consult me with the statis of him regularly.
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I proposed the girl and she also love me but when I reach to her house she doesn't talk to me. And she avoid me in presence of his family members. Then I got depressed. I think she loves me or not. But I believe she loves me so much but when she does not talk to me I become worried. Why this happened?

P G In Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBA
Psychologist, Nagpur
I proposed the girl and she also love me but when I reach to her house she doesn't talk to me. And she avoid me in pr...
It's very simple. She likes you. But she might not be in love with you. Infact love requires understanding between the two partners. It's not like look at someone e and you think that the other person has smiled means she/he loves you. She might be liking so many other people too. In case you want her to like you. You should go and start talking to her.
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