Psychiatrist For Psychosis
If you’re looking for trusted and private psychiatrists that can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of psychosis, look no further than The Therapy Company.
When psychosis symptoms are left untreated, they can have far-reaching effects on various aspects of an individual’s life. This can result in notable difficulties in functioning at work, at home, at school, and within close relationships.
Psychosis refers to a collection of symptoms that affect the mind. As a result, this affects your relationship with reality. During psychosis episodes, perceptions and thoughts are often disrupted which affects the individual in the sense that it’s increasingly challenging to differentiate what’s real and what is not.
The first step is to book an appointment with The Therapy Company today to get your diagnosis. After diagnosis, we can then explore numerous treatment options to help manage Psychosis and ultimately help you to live a better life.
Alternatively, read the full page to find out more about:
- Diagnosis for Psychosis
- Treatments for managing Psychosis
- Symptoms of Psychosis and signs you need professional help
Diagnosis For Psychosis
The diagnosis of Psychosis can be lengthy but this is only to ensure accurate diagnosis before proceeding with treatment options. Psychosis is closely related to numerous other mental health conditions and therefore it’s important that our private psychiatrist undertake comprehensive diagnosis.
Typical steps for diagnosis of Psychosis include the following:
Clinical Assessment – Private psychiatrists at The Therapy Company will begin diagnosis by gathering information about an individual’s symptoms and behaviours so that we can retrieve an accurate overview of your current struggles. We can then explore the nature of individual symptoms which commonly include hallucinations, delusions (false beliefs) and others.
Diagnostic Criteria –After the clinical assessment stage, psychiatrist will then proceed to referring to diagnostic criteria outlined in established classification systems, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). During this stage, psychiatrists will also consider psychiatric history, as well as analysing medical history.
Further Assessments – At this stage, if diagnosis is still indefinite, further assessments may be required. Longitudinal assessments are sometimes used to help psychiatrists observe your individual symptoms over time. This helps us to make a better and more informed diagnosis. Further assessments may also be required where cases are complex or evolving.
Psychiatry Treatments For Psychosis
After diagnosis, our private psychiatrists will then formulate a personalised plan to help you better manage symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and ultimately assist you in living the best and most healthy life possible. Treatment options include;-
CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is widely used to manage psychosis symptoms. CBT helps individuals distinguish between distorted thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions (common in psychosis) and actual reality. Moreover, CBT also teaches strategies to cope with distressing hallucinations.
Counselling – Counselling, combined with medication and CBT, can help individuals manage symptoms, enhance coping skills, and improve overall quality of life. Counselling specifically help with the following; symptom management, coping strategies, emotional regulation, and preventing relapse.
Medication – Medication can play a crucial role in the treatment of psychosis by effectively reducing or alleviating the symptoms associated with psychosis including severe depression with psychotic features.
Symptoms Of Psychosis
Symptoms of psychosis can vary widely depending on the underlying cause and individual factors. Psychosis is characterised by a disconnection from reality, which can manifest in several ways. Here are a few of the most common symptoms of Psychosis:
Hallucinations – If you suffer from regular hallucinations, which may include hearing or seeing things that are not actually present, this may be an indicator that you have undiagnosed psychosis. Auditory hallucinations (hearing voices that are not actually present) is also a common symptom.
Delusions – Essentially, delusions are false beliefs that disconnect an individual from reality. Common delusions include persecutory delusions (believing one is being targeted or threatened) and grandiose delusions (having an exaggerated sense of one’s abilities or importance).
Negative Symptoms – These involve a reduction or absence of normal behaviours and functions. Negative symptoms can include reduced emotional expression, social withdrawal, reduced motivation, and impaired ability to experience pleasure (anhedonia).
Why The Therapy Company?
Psychosis is a complex mental health condition that requires professional diagnosis and a personal treatment plan. That’s exactly what you get when you choose The Therapy Company – your 5-star-rated private psychiatrists.
Whether you’re looking to to arrange an assessment and visit us at our facility in Preston or book an assessment via an online appointment, we flexible and can cater to your preferences.
We pride ourselves on providing a compassionate yet professional service that you feel comfortable with.
Contact Us Today
Speak to us today by getting in touch using one of the following ways. You can call us on 01772 725530 or use our online contact form. We’re very active across all these areas so we hope to hear from you soon here at The Therapy Company.