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Wouldn’t it be nice to leave the past in the past? Not all memories are pleasant. Out of nowhere, reminders of trauma from years ago can resurface. They take front-row seats in your mind. No matter how hard you try to forget abuse or neglect, these traumas persist.

Are you or a loved one ready to move forward in the right direction? Our psychotic disorders treatment center in Murfreesboro, TN, has your compass. 3% of U.S. adults deal with a lifetime of these behavioral health disturbances. TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health knows a painful past affects the present. We are the healing hand and providers for mental health disorders that cater to your unique needs.

Psychotic Disorders at a Glance

Psychotic disorders are a group of serious illnesses that act on your mind. Schizophrenia is one of the most well-known examples. Psychotic disorders twist your thinking. They induce episodes of psychosis. This scary experience is when you lose touch with reality. Our recovery center in Tennessee is your connection to real living. We have the expertise to separate fact from fiction.

Factors like genes, brain development, and traumatic experiences play roles. These elements make a strong impression. They alter your thoughts, emotions, and how you behave. What’s real and not gets blurry – without a proper treatment plan.

These mental health disorders usually aren’t detected in adolescence. They show up when you’re a teen or young adult. Our behavioral health clinicians have years of experience treating this tricky disorder. We give you individual treatment services like an inpatient program with more freedom.

The disorders can last a lifetime. But they do not have to. Our treatment center fills the industry gap in treatment facilities without compromise.

Signs and Symptoms of Psychotic Disorders

Psychosis is a mental health issue that is the opposite of simple. It’s helpful to recognize the out-of-control characteristics prevalent across types. Hallucinations and delusions take over thoughts to the point of obsession.

The two primary traits of psychotic disorders:

Hallucinations are when you see, hear, or feel things not grounded in reality. These can range from an odd taste in your mouth to voices in your head.

Delusions are incorrect thoughts that won’t let up after they’re proven false. An example is an individual convinced they’re served a poisoned dinner. This continues after someone else eats the food to show nothing to fear.

Other symptoms include:

  • Jumbled speech that’s hard to make sense of
  • Unusual and even dangerous behaviors
  • Loss of interest in life, in areas like work, social, and hobbies
  • Muddled thoughts
  • Problems at work, school, personal relationships
  • Mood swings like mania or depression
  • Not taking care of personal hygiene and appearance
  • Not expressing emotion and acting in a cold, distant manner

General changes in behavior can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Not having motivation
  • Struggling to function 
  • Hard to control emotions

These aren’t the same for everyone, and these mental health symptoms can shift over time. 

Tennessee Mental Health Treatment for Psychotic Disorders

This mental disorder worsens if you don’t receive treatment from a trusted team. The sooner you seek help, the better. The consequences can be massive. These symptoms affect how you function daily and your total quality of life. It creates more and more obstacles in life.

This severe mental illness impacts normal tasks like getting (and keeping) a job. This can result in money issues and homelessness. This leads to shame and isolation from worried family and friends.

These symptoms aren’t easy to predict. Shutting off from society increases the chances of unsafe behavior like attempting suicide. It’s also easy to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. Substance abuse creates a whole new set of problems. It makes other existing mental health challenges or substance use disorders (SUD) worse.

A vision to reunite individuals with their authentic selves inspired TRUE. Our mental health treatment center is committed to restoring clarity.

Types of Psychotic Disorders Treated at TRUE’s Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Center

There are different kinds of psychotic disorders with various compulsive symptoms. Many health conditions involve psychotic traits. This includes disorders on the schizophrenia spectrum, mood disorders, and certain medical conditions.

Here are some of the common psychotic disorders and their related symptoms:

Schizophrenia is the most well-known type. This destructive disorder causes hallucinations and the individual’s ability to recognize symptoms. These are seeing and hearing things that aren’t real. This leads to confused thinking, irrational actions, and other symptoms. Individuals react by withdrawing from society due to stigma and feeling overwhelmed.  A lack of support makes them vulnerable to violence and blame for things they didn’t do.

Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia plus a mood disorder. Mood disorders like depression or bipolar disorder are frequent. This can feel impossible to deal with alone.

Brief psychotic episodes occur when people start to act strange out of the blue. They don’t act like themselves. Surprise stress can incite post-traumatic stress disorder and trigger erratic behavior. This causes a loss of touch with reality.

Delusional disorder isn’t as intense as other psychotic disorders. This is because the usual symptoms don’t always show up. The issue with this type is even though the events can happen; there’s no proof they will.

Psychotic depression ties to major depressive disorder (MDD). This is the most common form of depression. A feeling of lasting sadness and losing your sense of self disrupt your quality of life. It hinders self-care and enjoying activities.

Postpartum psychosis is the rarest type. This occurs after a woman gives birth. This psychosis includes delusions, confusion, and hallucinations. Experiencing these mental health issues opens the door to the new mother hurting herself or the newborn.

The DSM-5  outlines the guidelines for each offshoot. The official name is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Why Choose Our Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Center? 

It’s not just schizophrenics we treat. 24 million people live with this mental health condition in the U.S. There are many variations with specific traits. Not every outpatient program has our levels of care and individualized treatment plans.

What else sets us apart?

Our treatment programs for psychotic disorders give you the best recovery success. Our mental health treatment plans use the leading evidence-based, wellness-centered methods. We get to the core of what traumas cause these dangerous disruptions.

Our founder, Benjamin Dobbs, recognized a lack of specialized mental health care. His triumph over 15 years of addiction and mental disorders inspired his vision.

Our facility in peaceful Murfreesboro is spacious and modern. We go above to deliver one-on-one treatment options like an inpatient program in outpatient services.

We advocate kindness, gentleness, patience, forgiving, and being of service. Your comfort and ease in our various outpatient programs are a priority. We work hard to foster a calming environment full of amenities to enjoy.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Psychotic disorders often occur at the same time as other conditions. Substance-induced psychotic disorder is a common condition associated with psychotic disorders. Struggling individuals use substances to cope with mental illness. The inverse also happens.

Some of the most frequently seen co-occurring disorders include:

  • Tobacco, alcohol addiction, and other substance abuse problems
  • Anxiety disorders, like panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

TRUE’s Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Programs to Treat Psychotic Disorders

Not having support can leave you or a loved one feeling hopeless. Reaching out to TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health is the right decision. The spirit of TRUE is to collaborate in designing a customized treatment plan. Outpatient suits individuals who don’t need the around-the-clock care of an inpatient program. We embody this through our different outpatient programs.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our partial hospitalization program is a step down from an inpatient center. PHP is a very structured program. It requires about 30 hours a week. You receive intensive treatment tailored to psychotic disorders, including medication management, support groups, and counseling. You attend our program in the daytime and go home at night. You ease into using your new skills in your daily life. PHP tracks symptoms, builds life skills, and gives a sense of belonging

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is a lot like PHP but with fewer restrictions. You build on your emotional regulation, coping techniques, and thinking. This allows you to function daily and not let this disorder control your actions.

Our intensive outpatient program runs three to five days a week for about 15 hours daily. Each day you return home at night to ease into regular life. We equip you with a discharge plan, including sober living and referrals to local health services.

Sober Living Homes

Sober living isn’t exclusive to drug and alcohol recovery. Treating a psychotic disorder is a lot to absorb. This compounds if you have a co-occurring addiction or mental health concerns.

A stable, clean, and balanced home to grow extends what you’ve learned. You’re at the heart of Tennessee in the serene Nashville community of Murfreesboro. This aftercare is an accommodating environment to continue getting better.

Changing old thought patterns and habits isn’t easy. Our aftercare includes peer support specialists, recovery coaching, and ongoing counseling.

Our Approach to Psychotic Disorders

Our tailored, just-for-you treatment programs guide your journey at TRUE. We use a well-thought-out set of services for sustained recovery. We ensure we address any other co-occurring mental health or substance use disorders. Your treatment plan is adaptable and strategized.

Among our methods,  therapy is a mainstay for treating this disorder. Talk therapy is very beneficial for individuals with psychotic disorders. Our TRUE healing team personalizes all our therapy curriculums. 

Group Therapy

Individual therapy and group therapy offer many benefits to ease psychotic disorders. Our skilled therapists or counselors lead these sessions.

The topics for psychotic disorder sessions vary and can include:

  • Loss and grief
  • Managing anger
  • Medication management
  • Personal and professional relationships
  • Learning about the disorder
  • Stress management
  • Shame and guilt

Family Therapy

Coping with a psychotic disorder doesn’t affect just the individual. It carries over into family members and loved ones. Involving the people closest to you makes a big difference in recovery support (if it’s appropriate). You work together to develop strategies for managing the symptoms.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the top psychotherapy for effective treatment. We start by addressing negative thought patterns, compulsions, and behaviors. We devise strategies so the disorder doesn’t hold back your life.

CBT identifies triggers and behaviors. Our therapists provide tools to manage triggers related to harmful personality disorder symptoms.

Holistic Therapy

We offer a range of self-esteem and confidence-boosting interventions. These experiential therapies support managing psychotic disorders. They round out TRUE’s passion for hope and healing. This is our heartbeat.

We bring together a wide range of therapeutic activities. Each supports you to come to terms with past trauma, hidden emotions, and past conflicts. The effects of holistic therapies occur naturally while you perform the activity.

Our outpatient heals your mind, body, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

We offer these types of expressive wellness tools — with more in the works:

  • Music therapy
  • Onsite physical fitness equipment with personal trainers on staff
  • Art therapy
  • CEMA (cognitive, emotional, memory assessments)
  • Acupuncture 
  • Yoga
  • Animal therapy
  • Movement therapy

Break Free from Psychotic Disorders

The confusion and hopelessness of this disorder do not define you. It’s vital to know that help is available if you or a loved one is in the grip of a psychotic disorder. Please don’t hesitate to take the first step to transform your life. 

TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health’s Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Center truly cares about your outcome. Take the first step to live the life you deserve. Discover how we can help. Connect and give us a call or send us an email.