Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that often cause individuals to have abnormal thinking and perceptions. Diagnostically, people with a psychotic disorder lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms of psychoses are delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that someone is plotting against you or that the TV is sending you secret messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not there. Psychotic symptoms are present in people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Psychotic symptoms can also be experienced by people with bipolar disorder and can be exacerbated by alcohol and illegal drug use.
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At the Camden Center, our staff of highly trained psychiatrists and therapists works with individuals who struggle with psychotic disorders. The treatment for these psychoses often depends on the cause of the psychotic symptoms, and the individualized treatment plans at the Camden Center ensures that each patient is matched with the provider that will work best with them. Medication management, life coaching, and interpersonal skill development will also be integral components of each patient’s treatment regimen.