Conditions and treatments
People who suffer from psychosis perceive or interpret reality in a very different way from those people around them. They may ‘lose touch’ with reality. They may suffer from delusions and hallucinations.
Psychosis affects each person differently, it may be recurrent throughout the person’s life, it may be at certain times or only once. Many different conditions can lead to psychosis.
People who suffer from psychosis display two main symptoms:
Hallucinations – an experience (seeing, hearing or smells/tastes) that are not present.
People experiencing psychosis may see faces, animals or religious figures. They may feel creatures crawling over their body and also hear voices that are not heard by others.
Delusion – a belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument.
People may believe they are very important, these beliefs are called delusions of grandeur. Some delusions are frightening and the person suffering from psychosis will feel threatened and fearful, these are paranoid delusions.
For people that suffer from psychosis, there is no quick and simple treatment. With the right support and treatment, the symptoms can be managed.
The treatment for psychosis will help the person learn strategies to cope during and after an episode, and for the experience to be less upsetting.
To treat Psychosis a combination of psychological therapies, medication and social support may be needed.
Therapies offered at Elysium Private Health Brighton:
People suffering from severe psychosis may need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.
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