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Coping with psychotic symptoms

Psychotic disorders are a category of mental health conditions that contains several specific disorders, such as schizophrenia. Though symptoms can look different for each person, most psychotic disorders are characterized by the experience of hallucinations, delusions, and other forms of losing touch with reality that seriously disrupt day-to-day life. When dealing with a psychotic disorder, it’s important to seek psychiatric treatment.

Treatment for psychotic disorders often involves a combination of medication and therapy. Therapists can help individuals gain insight into the condition, learn to identify and increase awareness of triggers or vulnerabilities, and work on evidence-based strategies to manage and reduce symptoms. Several therapy types can help people change how they think about and respond to their symptoms and experiences, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which can make symptoms less distressing and enable people to participate more fully in daily life.

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