Schizophrenia and Psychosis

In Milder Forms

What is Schizophrenia and Psychosis? (in milder forms)

Psychosis is frequently used to describe mental health problems that prevent an individual from thinking clearly and from being able to identify fact from fantasy. It is usually triggered by other conditions such as schizophrenia and is usually identified by two symptoms:

Symptoms of Schizophrenia and Psychosis

  • Seeing, hearing or physically feeling something that isn’t there.
  • A belief that is unlikely to be true and which others don’t agree with.

Schizophrenia is a long-term condition that causes a number of psychological symptoms classified into:-

  • Positive symptoms. Behavioral changes such as hallucinations, disorganized thinking and delusions
  • Negative symptoms. Withdrawal that detracts from your normal experience such as a lack of feeling.

Ways you can treat Schizophrenia and Psychosis

It normally requires treatment with antipsychotic medication but responds well in combination with specialist psychological input. At Dr Julian we have a number of psychologists who specialise in dealing with these issues.