mental health conditions

Psychotic Disorder

Treating mental illness in Los Angeles

Treating mental illness in Los Angeles

Psychotic disorders are serious illnesses that affect your mind and alter your judgment, thinking and perception. Many people who diagnose a psychotic disorder find it difficult to communicate, understand reality and behave appropriately. They may also experience hallucinations, delusions and mood swings.

Examples of psychotic disorders include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Paraphrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Delusion disorder

What causes a psychotic disorder? The exact cause is unknown, but many factors may lead to one. Family history of psychotic disorder makes someone more at risk. Stress, drug use and major life changes can also have an impact.

Living with a psychotic disorder can make it nearly impossible to maintain healthy relationships, perform successfully at work or school, and meet the demands of day-to-day life. The good news is treatment is available and can ease the symptoms you experience. Treatment generally includes a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

To learn more or to speak with one of our mental health professionals, call (323) 265-5035, ext. 2.