Treatment For Sufferers Of Delusions And Hallucinations?

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Doctor, for people with delusions and hallucinations, after being given psychiatric medication, do I still need psychotherapy, if so, where should I go? My psychiatrist didn’t give any information …

1 Answer:

Hello,

Delusions and hallucinations are symptoms of psychotic mental disorders that require therapy with anti-psychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs help sufferers to reduce psychotic symptoms which can include hallucinations or delusions. With reduced psychotic symptoms, it is hoped that patients can carry out their daily activities properly, productively and live socially well in their environment.

Delusions and hallucinations are symptoms of serious mental health problems. So it needs to be handled so that the sufferer's condition does not worsen and cause harm to himself or others.

Delusions and hallucinations have many types that need to be recognized and treated together, psychiatrists also need to look for and carefully examine whether these conditions arise. Some conditions that can cause delusions and hallucinations are =

Schizophrenia, severe psychotic disorders with symptoms of delusions, hallucinations, chaotic thoughts and behavior changes that occur at least> 6 months. Mood disorders. The effects of drugs and alcohol in excess. Certain medical conditions. Handling delusions and hallucinations can be done by doing psychotherapy (therapy given for psychological disorders) which consists of =

immediate sedation (if the patient's condition is restless) administration of anti-psychotic drugs to reduce existing psychotic symptoms. cognitive behavioral therapy. Talk to your psychiatrist about the condition and the best treatment you can get. Take medication as directed by your doctor and control your complaints regularly to a psychiatrist. Seek help with family or trusted people to support your treatment and mental health.

I hope this helps.

dr. Yusi

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