Help with Psychosis in Children
If you think that your teenager is showing signs of a Drug induced Psychosis, it is essential to seek professional medical help immediately.
The two main symptoms of psychosis are:
- Hallucinations – where they hear, see or smell things that are not there.
- Delusions – where they believe that certain situations are true (although when examined rationally they are not) situations such as a neighbour is secretly planning to kill them.
The combination of hallucinations and delusional thinking can really disrupt an individual's thinking, emotions, perception, and behaviour. They also may experience a lack of insight, meaning they are unaware they are thinking and acting strangely.
Due to their lack of insight, it is often down to friends, relatives or carers of people affected by psychosis to seek help for them.
If your child has experienced a psychotic episode and you are looking for a medical diagnosis of the cause or on-going psychosis treatment, we will be able to help you.
Please call us on to discuss your situation and to arrange a private consultation with one of our team.