Psychotic Disorders in Seymour, IN

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What Are Psychotic Disorders?

Psychotic disorders are severe mental illnesses that can distort a person's perception of reality by causing hallucinations and delusions. If you have a psychotic disorder, it can interfere with your ability to function, communicate, and have coherent thoughts. Board-certified family nurse practitioner Christy Akin treats many types of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, brief psychotic disorder, and delusional disorder. Through prescription medications, she is able to assist individuals in and around Southern Indiana with their mental health. For more information, schedule a virtual visit with Telepsych Services of Indiana today.

How Are Psychotic Disorders Treated?

Once Christy has diagnosed you with a psychotic disorder, she might prescribe an antipsychotic medication by electronically sending a prescription to your pharmacy. Symptoms of psychosis, like hallucinations or delusions, are thought to be caused by elevated levels of dopamine in the brain, among other theories of imbalanced neurotransmitters. Not all antipsychotics work the same way. There are two categories of antipsychotics: typical antipsychotics and atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotics. Typical antipsychotics work by blocking dopamine at similar levels in all areas of the brain. While atypical antipsychotics work by controlling the amount of dopamine blocked at different levels in different areas of the brain. To determine the right combination of medications that will work for managing your symptoms, Christy will thoroughly assess your symptoms and" monitor how you respond to treatment and change your dosage or the type of antipsychotic medication as needed.

Seek Mental Health Treatment

If you or a member of your family are exhibiting concerning behavior, such as seeing things that aren't there or feeling increasingly paranoid, it could be because of a psychotic disorder. Board-certified family nurse practitioner Christy Akin is compassionate and eager to help individuals throughout Seymour, IN whose lives are being disrupted by psychosis. Schedule an appointment at Telepsych Services of Indiana today.

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