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Psychotic Disorders > Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia is a severe emergency mental disorder characterized by a breakdown in thinking and poor emotional responses.   

They are likely to be a combination of hereditary and other social and environment factors. It is probable that some people are born with a predisposition to develop this illness, and that stress or use of certain drugs, such as marijuana or amphetamines, can be a trigger.

People with a family history of schizophrenia who have a transient psychosis have a 20–40% chance of being diagnosed later on. 

Symptoms begin typically in young adulthood and about 0.3–0.7% of people are affected during their lifetime. Symptoms of psychotic disorder may appear at any time start from second.    

Signs and symptoms consist of:
  • Strange behavior
  • Hearing voices that other not
  • See something strange
  • Confusion and delusion
  • Lack or loss of insight
  • Talk or smile alone
  • Aggressive
  • Less sleep
  • Want to leave home
  • Harmful self or other…,etc.

In addition, a person who is suffered from psychotic disorder almost impaired in daily life function like school, social work, or relationship problem because of symptoms.  

Goal of treatment are:
  • Minimized and elimination of symptoms
  • Safety environment for patients
  • Prevention of severe impairment of function
  • Provide support to patients themselves and family education of illness.

Three main components of treatment:
  • First priority is medication with anti-psychotic drugs
  • Secondly is psychotherapy. This session may help the patient and family to understand clearly of illness the way to manage and how to prevent relapse.
  • Finally is rehabilitation. It is very importance component of psychotic treatment. It will combine of community support with teach the skill needed to survive in society.
 
 
 
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