Psychotic disorders involve psychosis, or a mental health condition that causes difficulty recognizing reality. Delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing something not there) are common forms of psychosis.
Psychotic disorders are caused by inherited traits and hyperactive chemicals in the brain. Common psychotic disorders include:
- Brief psychotic disorder: short-term psychosis, lasting less than month, due to a stressful situation
- Delusional disorder: delusions, like someone or something will cause harm, lasting a month or more
- Psychotic disorder due to a medical condition: psychosis caused by brain tumors, brain injury, or other illness
- Schizophrenia: sudden changes in behavior, emotions, and thinking for six months or longer
- Schizophreniform disorder: schizophrenia that lasts less than six months
- Schizoaffective disorder: schizophrenia with a mood disorder, like depression
- Substance-induced psychotic disorder: psychosis caused by withdrawal from alcohol or drugs
Why Choose UHealth?
Leading research in psychotic disorders. As an academic and research medical center, we’re actively looking for better ways to diagnose and treat psychotic disorders. Recent studies involve psychosis in older adults, and the effectiveness and tolerance of medications for schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder.
Specialized care for women, kids, older adults, and patients with co-existing medical conditions. We offer special psychiatry services for women, children and adolescents, older adults, and people with mental illness related to complex medical conditions and surgeries. You get care from a team experienced in managing your specific condition.