Psychosis

Psychosis Treatment

Fraser Valley Treatment Centre, or FVTC, is a fully licenced treatment centre that provides the highest quality psychosis treatment in Abbotsford, the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver. Our treatment programs explore the root of the psychosis in order to treat and rehabilitate. We are open 24/7 and financing is available, with credit approval. Professional and economical solutions can be found at our private therapy centre for psychosis.

Psychosis is a condition of the mind where someone doesn’t know what is real and what is not real. Symptoms might include delusions, or false beliefs, and hallucinations, seeing or hearing things that are not there. Psychosis is not an illness, but a symptom of a physical or mental illness.

Some possible causes of psychosis:

  • Mental illness - schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Prescription drugs - steroids and stimulants
  • Brain injury, tumor or cyst
  • Extreme stress or trauma
  • Hormones/sleep - postpartum psychosis
  • Neurological illness - Parkinson's and Huntington's disease
  • Some types of epilepsy
  • Dementia - Alzheimer's disease

Psychosis signs

Every person is different and no two will have precisely the same symptoms or warning signs, but one or more will be present in an individual with psychosis. These signs are especially significant if they are new or have gotten worse in the past year.

Signs that an individual is developing psychosis and needs professional psychosis treatment:

  • A significant drop in grades or work performance
  • Difficulty thinking clearly or focussing
  • Suspiciousness - paranoia
  • A deterioration in hygiene and grooming
  • Spending a lot more time alone than usual
  • Intense, inappropriate reactions or none at all
  • Rapid speaking which is difficult to understand
  • Illogical statements and strange use of language
  • Over sensitive to stimuli
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Extreme distractibility
  • Deterioration of relationships
  • Lost interest in activities or life in general
  • Inappropriate laughter and social behaviour
  • Not able to cry, or too much crying
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Strange behaviour
  • Hyperactivity or idleness, or fluctuating between the two
  • Staring with no blinking - or blinking continually
  • Agitation
  • Serious sleep problems
  • Careless behaviour that is out of character
  • Odd posturing or gesturing

The Goal of Psychosis Treatment

Psychosis affects behaviour and disrupts a person’s life, making them tired and overwhelmed. Hallucinations and delusions seem very real and can make an individual feel nervous, scared, threatened and confused. Depending on the cause, psychosis can come on suddenly or gradually.The lengths of episodes may be a few hours or days, but psychosis can go on for weeks, months or even years without appropriate treatment. Early diagnosis at Fraser Valley Treatment Centre greatly improves long-term, successful psychosis treatment.

Goals of psychosis treatment at Fraser Valley Treatment Centre:

  • To gain control of the psychosis
  • To make lifestyle changes that support mental wellness
  • To find a restored sense of self
  • To have the illness no longer being a dominant part of day-to-day living
  • To build confidence and improve relationships
  • To successfully return to school or work
  • To establish independence

If you suspect you, or a loved one, is experiencing psychosis, do not hesitate to call our experienced team at Fraser Valley Treatment Centre. Or schedule a free, no obligation consultation on psychosis treatment.

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