Psychosis is a set of symptoms that can severely harm a person’s ability to think logically and make sense of reality. Psychosis symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and a loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities.
Though psychosis itself is not a formal disorder, it often indicates the presence of a mental health condition. The impacts of psychosis can make daily life extremely challenging and cause serious disruptions at work, home, and school.
Maple Heights Behavioral Health, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers superior care in a safe environment for people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. Our inpatient psychosis treatment center serves adults and seniors and features an expert staff of caring behavioral health professionals.
Signs & Symptoms of Psychosis
When someone displays signs of psychosis, it’s important for them to receive professional care as soon as possible. Receiving early treatment for symptoms of psychosis can help you or a loved one achieve better quality of life in the future.
The signs and symptoms of psychosis may include:
- Unsupported false beliefs (delusions)
- Seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations)
- Behaviors that seem out of place
- Withdrawing from others
- Difficulties with self-care
- Trouble communicating
- Disorganized thinking and speech
- Lack of drive to accomplish tasks
- Showing little emotion
If you are experiencing psychosis symptoms, seeking professional help can be a crucial step on the road to healing. A comprehensive assessment at a qualified treatment place can help determine the level of care that may be right for you and provide a plan for effective treatment.
Psychosis Statistics & Risk Factors
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that there are about 100,000 new cases of psychosis each year in the U.S. Additionally, according to NIMH, people often struggle with psychosis symptoms for more than a year before receiving professional help. Psychosis symptoms often appear during late adolescence or a person’s early or mid-20s.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 3 in 100 people will experience an episode of psychosis in their lifetimes.
A variety of causes and risk factors may make people more likely to suffer from psychosis, including:
- A family history of psychosis
- Having a mental health disorder
- Stressful life events
- Certain medical conditions
- Substance use
Effects of Psychosis
Left untreated, psychosis can have many harmful social, emotional, and physical effects. These challenging complications can include:
- Reduced quality of life
- Poor work or academic performance
- Job loss
- Financial struggles
- Relationship problems
- Poor overall health
- Difficulty taking care of yourself
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
However, with effective psychosis treatment, you can begin to manage your symptoms and rediscover a healthier life. At Maple Heights Behavioral Health, we aim to provide an environment of hope, empowerment, and respect for your unique journey.
Therapies Used in Psychosis Treatment
Effective psychosis treatment often requires the support of a multidisciplinary team. Maple Heights Behavioral Health features a qualified team of professionals who work hard to support the needs of each patient.
At Maple Heights Behavioral Health, we create individualized treatment plans that include the services and therapies that best fit individual needs. A person’s psychosis treatment plan may include:
- Elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Basic medical care
- Medication management services
- Detox services if you are suffering from a co-occurring addiction
- Individual and family therapies
- Group therapy sessions on topics like life skills, psychiatric disorders, and medication education
Why Seek Psychosis Treatment
Suffering from psychosis can lead to a range of painful emotions, including fear, confusion, and loneliness. It can also negatively affect your ability to achieve your goals and enjoy a fulfilling life.
By seeking professional support at a psychosis treatment center, you can reduce your risk for future harm and suffering. And you can begin to build social supports, increase coping and relationship skills, and promote a healthier and more stable life.
A reputable psychosis treatment center can provide you with an individualized treatment plan along with a personal aftercare plan to guide you when treatment ends. This highly personalized approach to care can help you work toward your therapeutic goals and make progress in other key areas of your life.
When you receive psychosis treatment that’s right for you, you can also reduce the impacts of any underlying or co-occurring behavioral health disorders you might be struggling with. This can greatly improve your well-being and quality of life.
Choosing the Right Psychosis Treatment Center
Finding a psychosis treatment center that can provide you with effective care and support is important. So you may find it helpful to know what questions to ask and what qualities to look for when you’re deciding on a professional treatment place. Helpful questions might include:
- Will the psychosis treatment center consider my specific situation and goals?
- Will I receive encouragement and support to participate in the treatment process?
- Will I receive personalized aftercare referrals so that I can continue healing at my own pace?
At our hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we offer a safe treatment environment where each person can receive care that considers their unique needs and life experiences. Our treatment approach is collaborative and empowering, allowing each person to play an active role in the healing process.
When you seek care at our psychosis treatment center, you will begin with a detailed admissions assessment, which can help us determine whether our hospital is a good fit for you. Once you begin care at our treatment center, we will provide additional in-depth assessments, allowing us to further customize your care. At your time of admission, we’ll also begin preparing for your eventual discharge by developing a continuing care plan that can help you move forward with confidence.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Maple Heights Behavioral Health.