Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders can be difficult to cope with, especially without treatment. Depending on the exact type of psychotic disorder, the symptoms and dangers may vary slightly. That said, there are common elements to most psychotic mental disorders. We understand the dangers of psychotic disorders and the trouble that people have dealing with them. This is why we offer online treatment with trained therapists. Before we get to how you can get treatment, here is some information on some of the major types of psychotic disorders as well as symptoms and dangers you may face.

Types of Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia may be the most well known psychotic disorder, but there are other illnesses that are just as serious.


  • Schizophreniform Disorder - This is a short term form of schizophrenia that is still a serious mental disorder that affects a person's mind.
  • Schizoaffective Disorder - This describes problems with schizophrenia as well as other mood disorders.   
  • Delusional Disorder - People who suffer from this believe that a situation - real or imagined - may cause them harm.
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder - This happens to people who are suffering an illness and is a short term form of psychosis.
  • Shared Psychotic Disorder - As hinted at by the name, this disorder revolves around a person who is delusional having feelings for someone else who is also delusional.  
  • Unspecified Psychotic Disorder - Other types of unspecified mental disorder may include paraphrenia or substance abuse that causes psychotic problems.

Symptoms of Psychotic Disorders

While the symptoms may vary depending on the exact type of psychotic disorder, these are some common signs that there may be a problem that requires attention.


  • Incoherent speech and a general sense of confusion are common signs of a psychotic disorder.
  • Strange behavior - often dangerous - is another symptom of a serious mental disorder.
  • Slow and unusual movements often accompany psychotic disorders.
  • Poor personal hygiene and a general sense of apathy about life in general plague people with psychotic disorders.
  • Social problems - relationships, careers, trouble with the law - are all signs that a psychotic disorder may be a problem.
  • Cold, detached manner with the inability to express emotion
  • Mood swings or other mood symptoms, such as depression or mania

These symptoms are no fun to go through, but there are other risks that come with mental disorders as well.

Dangers of Psychotic Disorders

In addition to chances of the person affected by the disorder hurting themselves, there is also a chance that innocent bystanders may be hurt. Beyond this, there are complex physical and psychological factors at play when it comes to psychotic disorders and these can be risky to deal with alone. Because of these bad things that come with mental disorders, it is important to consider treatment options carefully. Getting help with a psychotic disorder is important, but is there a better way to get help with treatment?

Treatment for Psychotic Disorder

It's important to understand that psychotic disorders are a private, personal, but very important issue. We believe an effective way of treatment, is online treatment for psychotic disorders. The therapists you can find on GoMentor.com are trained to help with all the various mental disorders you may face. You might also consider visiting our self-help forum, where you can get support and hope from peers who are going through the same thing. Doing this online makes it a modern way for psychotherapy to help with the problems associated with psychotic disorders.

Definition of Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders are illnesses that affect the mind, causing a person to be confused, make poor judgments and other dangerous side effects. Symptoms of psychotic disorders include problems communicating, losing touch with reality, and an inability to function productively in society. Psychotherapy can help dealing with everything associated with psychotic disorders.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Psychotic Disorders

  • Incoherent speech
  • Confusion
  • Strange behavior
  • Slow and unusual movements
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Apathy
  • Social problems
  • Lack of emotions
  • Mood swings
  • Depression and/or mania

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