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What are Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders?

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that can be severe and disabling, causing impairment in functioning. Sometimes people can hear voices that others don’t hear, feel that others may control their thoughts, or that people want to harm them. Often times family or other caregivers must help care for patients suffering from these disorders. However, it is important to realize that safe and effective treatment exists and people suffering from psychotic disorders can lead meaningful lives if given the proper chance. If you are concerned about a loved one or yourself, come in for an evaluation.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

If you think that you or a loved one may have a schizophrenia spectrum disorder, contact us to come in for an evaluation and we can discuss various options for treatment. There are safe and effective medications ranging from pills taken on a daily basis to long acting injectable medication given every 2 weeks, 4 weeks, or even 12 weeks.

Specific Psychotic Disorders:

• Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
• Schizotypal (Personality) Disorder
• Delusional Disorder
• Brief Psychotic Disorder
• Schizophreniform Disorder
• Schizoaffective Disorder
• Substance/Medication-Induced Psychotic Disorder
• Psychotic Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
• Catatonia

Signs and Symptoms of Psychotic Disorders:

• Hallucinations
• Delusions and False Beliefs
• Hearing Voices
• Disorganized Thoughts
• Repetitive Movements
• Catatonia
• Difficulty Concentrating
• Poor Memory
• Lack of Emotion
• Social Withdrawal

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