Psychosis Early Intervention: How it Can Change Everything

  • Posted at May 19, 2022
  • Written by Rebecca
Psychosis Early Intervention: How it Can Change Everything

What’s psychosis and why is it important to have early intervention with these types of psychiatric disorders? Knowing the importance of early intervention for psychosis can help people living with these specific types of psychiatric issues can mean using early and sustainable psychiatric approaches rather than depending on often unsuccessful last-minute breakthrough strategies.

What’s Psychosis and What is Early Intervention?

Many people don’t understand what psychosis is. And, what they do know is often derived from negative stigmas that surround psychosis diagnoses like schizophrenia. Due to the negative stigmas that surround psychosis disorders, it’s common for people experiencing symptoms of psychosis to keep the symptoms and signs of psychosis to themselves rather than reach out to get help.

However, reaching out for help for psychosis disorders can actually improve the quality of treatment for people living with psychosis disorders. And, provide them a better chance of obtaining lasting healing and acceptance. Early intervention is getting help for psychosis as soon as symptoms start rather than waiting to get help and ignoring symptoms of psychosis for as long as possible.

Typically, it’s common for people who experience psychosis to start experiencing symptoms in early adulthood, around the ages of 15-25. So, if more people in this age group understand the importance of getting help right away when they experience symptoms of psychosis disorders like seeing or hearing things that aren’t there, more people can utilize the benefits of early intervention.

The Benefits of Early Intervention for People Living With Psychosis

People who get early help for psychosis symptoms have a better chance of healing. When people living with psychosis get help as soon as possible, they have better treatment results. Some of the other benefits of getting early care for psychosis disorders include:

  • reduced risk of long-term disability
  • an increased rate of staying in school/work
  • lower rates of distress

It’s proven that people with psychosis disorders that receive early intervention treatment have a higher chance of sustaining and maintaining lives of mental wellbeing, self-government, and productivity.

The Goal of Early Intervention for Psychosis

The overall goal of early intervention for psychosis disorders is not to control symptoms of psychosis disorders like auditory or visual hallucinations. But, rather, to understand them. When a person puts off getting help for psychosis symptoms, they are more likely to spend their lives in fear of symptoms of psychosis as they don’t know why they are experiencing them. However, with early intervention, individuals living with a psychosis disorder can work to develop an understanding of their symptoms which can reduce the fear and anxiety that surrounds experiencing these symptoms. So, early intervention isn’t necessarily about controlling or reducing symptoms, but providing individuals with the knowledge it takes to make sense of them.

When individuals wait to get help for psychosis symptoms, treatment involves waiting on a breakthrough that, unfortunately, may never occur. Rather, early intervention allows for introducing education and treatment services that can reduce the fear that can come with experiencing the first symptoms of psychosis disorders. Therefore, providing early support and understanding to sustain lasting healing.

Early Intervention for Psychosis Patients at Yellowbrick

If you or a loved one is experiencing signs or symptoms of a psychosis disorder, reaching out for help as soon as possible can make all the difference. Yellowbrick offers early intervention services that include a psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, family services, outpatient and residential therapy, medication management, and more. Find out more about how we can help provide early intervention services for psychosis disorders today on our website.

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