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Psychosis & Abnormal Behaviour

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Psychosis and Abnormal Behavior

Psychosis is a condition that adversely impacts how a person’s brain processes information. The affected patient loses touch with reality and sees, hears or believes things that are unreal. This can be scary for the person experiencing it. Sometimes, he or she may also hurt themselves or others.

Psychosis does not start all of a sudden. The progress is gradual and there are signs and symptoms one can notice as the disease progresses.

What are the warning signs of psychosis?

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Lack of self hygiene
  • Spending more time alone
  • Being overly emotional
  • No emotions at all

What are the signs of early psychosis?

  • Inability to pay attention or think clearly
  • Keep away from friends and family
  • Have unusual beliefs or thoughts
  • Hear, see or taste things that others don’t

What are the symptoms of a psychotic episode?

  • Hallucinations: Hearing voices when nobody is around, seeing things that are not there, experiencing weird sensations and feelings.
  • Delusions: Firmly holding on to false beliefs which are contradicted by reality.

What causes psychosis?

The exact cause of psychosis is not always clear, but some of likely causes include:

  • Genetics
  • Trauma such as death of a family member or sexual assault
  • Use of Drugs
  • Illnesses such as
    • Brain Tumors
    • Strokes
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Dementia
    • HIV or other infections that attack the brain

How is psychosis treated?

At Mindgram, our approach to treating psychosis involves a combination of medications and Cognitive behavioural therapy.

Counselling can help the patient talk about the psychotic experiences and explore ways of coming to terms with it. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help the patient understand and test their beliefs and experiences by putting them in context. It can also understand the deep unconscious or subconscious reasons behind psychosis.

Dr. Meghna is one of the best psychotherapists in Hyderabad with experience in handling complex cases of mental disorders. With her skills and experience, Dr Meghna makes every patient feel at ease and offers personalised and flexible treatment options. With the help of therapy, medications and alternative treatment approaches, Dr Meghna equips the patient with the coping skills to effectively deal with psychosis.

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