Psychotic disorders are a group of mental disorders which cause one to lose touch with reality. These disorders cause psychotic episodes that cause hallucinations and delusions which affect one's ability to think clearly, make good judgments, respond emotionally, communicate effectively, understand reality, and behave appropriately.
The different types of psychotic disorders include:
- Schizophreniform Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Brief Psychotic Disorder
- Delusional Disorder
- Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder
- Psychotic Disorder Due to a Medical Condition
What are the related symptoms?
The main symptoms of a psychotic disorder are hallucinations and delusions.
Hallucinations are sensations like seeing, hearing, or feeling things that don't exist, Delusions on the other hand, are false beliefs that even when proven false, is still very much still believed to be real.
Other symptoms of psychotic disorders include: