Early Signs of Psychotic Disorder to Watch Out For

The term psychotic disorder is vague. It still has multifaceted types of disorders that have that one common thing – inability to connect to the real world. It is said that having such disorders may mean poor prognosis but this only happens when the person is not subjected to therapy on the early onset of the condition. Sometimes, people fail to realize the early signs of a psychotic disorder thus the slow action. Here are the signs to watch out for though to help you up should it happen to anyone you know.

If the person suddenly develops suspicious habit, then this person may have been caught with a psychotic disorder. Having suspicions is just normal to people but if there is no truth to the suspicion or if there is no reason to suspect in the first place, then the person may struggle from a deep psychological problem then.

After getting all suspicious, the person may withdraw from the society firstly from friends then from family members. This can happen almost suddenly as the person develop unusual thoughts in mind. To them, mingling with people is a threat as anyone can hurt them badly.

This withdrawal to the society may come to cause depression on the part of the affected person. Usually, you may see the person wanting to be alone all the time and talking to such kind of person may only cause anxiety or even anger on his or her part. As anxiety increases, sleeping patterns may even come to be disturbed.

In some cases, the person may have unusual thoughts and beliefs already that the society may not find good. These beliefs may come to be a sign that the patient is slowly developing delusions. The person may say things that sound weird and inappropriate.

It may look absurd to have all of these signs observed from a person but instead of thinking that the person is getting weirder, know that it is time for help. The person may just be struggling inside to which you can greatly help especially if you have emotional connections to the person.

Offer help by just being there for the person. If the person does not want to talk, do not insist but rather stay as long as he or she is ready to say a word. Your mere presence will do. This is the basic thing that you can do in order to solve the problem and to avoid the condition from getting worse.

But of course, even if you are so eager to extend help, treatment is out of your control as the signs already show the presence of a psychotic disorder. Aside from the things that you can do for support, let the person have therapy through a psychiatrist to address the problem at the earliest time possible. The thing is, the early state of psychosis is the best time to subject patient to therapy while prognosis or chances of coping is still good.