Types of Psychotic Disorders

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Exploring what’s new in the field of psychiatry was one of the main topics at the 2019 Early Psychosis Conference. It highlighted the innovative and optimistic practices in treating psychosis. Researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals were honored and acknowledge during the event, some of which gave interesting and memorable speeches and shared experiences that many novice participants definitely learned a lot from. Program managers and other healthcare teams also discussed the types of psychotic disorders.

 

Psychotic Disorders

These are a range of mental health conditions that alter one’s sense of reality. These conditions make it difficult for a person to identify what’s real and what’s not. When you or someone you know suffers from one of these disorders, you might hear or see things that are not really there and believe in things that might not be true.

Experts can’t exactly pinpoint what causes psychotic disorders but they have only reached some theories. Trauma, stress, viruses, the structure of the brain, and some types of drug abuse may influence the development of psychotic conditions in some people. For others, they may have a family history of psychotic disorders.

Below are some of the most common and interesting types of psychotic disorders.

 

Schizophrenia. If you are diagnosed with this disorder, you will most likely suffer from hallucinations, meaning that you’ll sometimes be hearing voices or seeing things that may not be real. Delusions are also common. These are false viewpoints of things, people, and others. One of the most popular people who had Schizophrenia was John Nash, the award-winning mathematician whose life was portrayed in the movie A Beautiful Mind.

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Schizoaffective Disorder. It is a mixture of schizophrenia and mood disorder, moods such as depression or mania. If you are the bipolar type, you will be experiencing periods of mania – intense happiness and severe anxiety; If you are depressive, on the other hand, you are often sullen, feeling worthless and devastated with your life.

Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder. When you begin taking specific medications that are quite strong and addictive, you will most likely develop this disorder. Some of the symptoms you might experience include delusions and hallucinations. Drugs and substances that have been found to have a strong connection with this disorder are alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, marijuana, opioids, PCP, LSD, and sedatives, among others.

 

 

 

 

The Dreadfulness Of Being Alone During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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In respect to the excellent capability of our minds, one thing can still haunt us by nature. The idea of getting pressured by all sorts of disappointments and unfavorable circumstances makes us feel vulnerable and incompetent. That is especially when we have no one else by our side. As for this pandemic situation, we are bothered as to whether we fight for survival or just let things happen. We have lots of questions that we need answers to. Like, what if this unfortunate situation will not end? Will we be able to go back to the way it was before? If not, then we can expect to get stuck in a place of appalling loneliness.

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The Emotional And Mental Struggle

Perhaps some of us understand and love the idea of solitude. However, being alone for an extended period is not something an ordinary individual can handle. The more this pandemic encourages us to stay away from people and live by ourselves, the more mentally and emotionally abusive it becomes. Well, lucky for those people who can spend their days with family and friends. They can still manage to feed their social health with an ample amount of care, love, and appreciation. But how about those people who don’t have anyone with them? Do you entirely believe they are more than okay with the situation? I guess not.

Understandably, there is nothing much we can do about this pandemic situation. We all need to endure the days of emptiness if we don’t want to lose our minds. Yes, the whole process of surviving this global crisis causes a psychological catastrophe. Unfortunately, we are not in the position to wave the dangers away just like that. Some of us may have the strength to maintain a balanced emotional and mental status. But there are also those individuals who cannot seem to manage even the slightest feeling of sadness.

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A Weakening Fear And Worries

Being alone in this pandemic time is not something people should look forward to experiencing. It is not fun nor exciting. It is the opposite of every trailblazing moment one wishes to accomplish. There’s too much pressure in it that can crush hopes and perseverance. It does not support mental and emotional strength either. Instead, it promotes uncomfortability, devastation, and self-destruction.

If one can begin to observe during this time of the pandemic, they might find themselves thanking those people that surround them. That is because of the advantage of social relations that promotes wellness. However, for those individuals who struggle hard alone to survive in this situation, they might end up hating and blaming people for leaving them like that.

It is typically a lot worse to be on our own in an unfortunate and uncertain situation. The worries and fear we have for our lives make us unable to think correctly. If we get lucky, we can manage to live a day with limited smiles on our faces. But when things are worse, all we do is endure the pain and wish it to go away immediately.

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Takeaway

Some can’t understand the concept of the pain of being alone during this time. They think that because some are managing their lives better, they need not worry about anything anymore. That is the problem. Every time, when people see you as a reliable and independent individual, they never care. They automatically assume you are okay and that you do not need any help. Sadly, that is the opposite. Sometimes, those people who we think are capable of being alone are the ones that need help.