We typically refer to psychotic disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar or delusional disorders, however the term may cover a raft of other mental health issues. We are here to help you and your family understand and address your mental health issues.
People with psychosis can seem out of touch with reality, displaying delusional behaviour and significant mood swings.
Our specialist team works closely with you to intervene as early as possible to support you to manage your illness and develop strategies that will help you maintain your wellbeing and quality of life.
Our programs may use a combination of therapies and activities to help your understanding and management of your thoughts, voices, emotions, and behaviours.
Early intervention leads to better long term outcomes and we provide treatment when you are in the early phases of psychosis, either in hospital or through an outpatient program.
Our sessions are run by a psychologist or mental health specialist, using therapies to help change thought patterns and behaviours and to assist you to recognise the triggers that lead to relapse and unhelpful ways of coping.
We focus on providing tailored care taking into account your psychological, physical, spiritual and emotional needs to help you better function in your day-to-day life.
Benefits of treatment for psychotic disorders
Intervention in the early stages is important, and can help you:
- learn about the triggers that lead to you feeling overwhelmed
- learn skills to help you return to normal, day-to-day activities
- reintegrate socially
- set goals to help you plan your life in the short and long term.
These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and require you to fully participate in necessary care and management. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether treatment is suitable for you.
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