Mental disorders can sometimes trigger psychosis, which includes delusions, agitation, and hallucinations. At Solid Foundation Psychiatry, Edewor Ben Osevwe, PMHNP-BC, and a therapy team provide telehealth support to treat psychosis with talk therapy and medications. Receive therapy for you or a loved one from locations in Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, Portland, Oregon, and Pearland, Texas. Call today or use this website to schedule online.
Psychosis occurs when a person has lost contact with reality. Psychotic episodes can be a symptom of a mental illness, like schizophrenia, medications, or drug use.
Psychosis can affect anyone but usually begins when a person is in their late teens to mid-twenties.
You’ll notice changes in your or a loved one's behavior before full psychosis begins. Warning signs include:
When psychosis sets in, a person has delusions and hallucinations. Their speech may be nonsensical and behavior inappropriate.
A psychotic episode may also include anxiety, depression, poor sleep, and lack of motivation.
People with psychosis may be prone to becoming threatening or violent. They’re also at risk of harming themselves. If you see these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, get help right away.
Contact Solid Foundation Psychiatry at the first signs of psychosis. Many people live with psychosis for a year or longer before getting treatment. Delay in treatment makes recovery harder.
Psychosis can be the sign of a mental illness, like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Psychosis isn’t always associated with a disease. Other causes include:
The team at Solid Foundation Psychiatry can help you determine the cause of psychosis and treat it appropriately.
The qualified therapists at Solid Foundation Psychiatry can make a diagnosis of psychosis and develop a treatment plan.
Care for psychosis includes individual therapy, including telehealth sessions. During these sessions, you undergo cognitive behavior therapy, which helps you recognize harmful thoughts and build coping skills to deal with them.
Solid Foundation Psychiatry also enlists, with the patient’s permission, support from family members so they can help with recovery.
Your therapist also helps with medication management. Certain drugs can reduce psychotic symptoms, and the choice of drugs is tailored to a patient’s individual needs. Your provider is mindful of medication side effects, costs, and dosing.
Get the help you or a loved one needs for psychosis by reaching out to Solid Foundation Psychiatry today. Schedule online or call today to schedule a telehealth appointment.